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Oil Production Falls at Garraf Field

By John Lee. Production at the Garraf [Gharraf] oil field in southern Iraq has reportedly fallen to an average of around 93,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January. According to S&P Global Platts, officials from Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) said on Monday that the drop was due to delays in drilling works. It added that […]

Iraq to Cut Production at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) will reportedly reduce production at the Nahr Bin Umar oilfield due to pollution and gas emissions. Director General Ihsan Abduljabbar [Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail] is quoted as saying that the field is considered one of Iraq’s most controversial because of pollution and gas emissions. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq a “Potentially Vulnerable” Energy Supplier

By John Lee. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that Iraq is a “potentially vulnerable” energy supplier. In its Oil Market Report, it says that in the medium term, “heightened security concerns might make it more difficult for Iraq to build production capacity“. More here. (Source: IEA)

Protests Halt Oil Production at Al Ahdab

By John Lee. Oil production is reported to have stopped at the 70,000-bpd Al Ahdab field on Sunday, as security guards seeking permanent employment blocked access to the site. According to Bloomberg, the 50,000-bpd Badra field is also at risk of closure from Monday. Al Ahdab is developed by China’s CNPC, while Badra is run […]

“Successful Year” for Genel Energy

By John Lee. Shares in Genel Energy closed Thursday up more than 4 percent after the company issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2019 results, which are scheduled for release on 17 March 2020. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further […]

Atrush Field performing “Exceptionally Well”

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has reported that the Atrush Field continues to perform “exceptionally well“. Average production for the month of November was 43,360 bopd. The CK-15 well is now online and wells currently are undergoing normal-course maintenance. The Company reiterates its Atrush 2019 average daily production guidance of between 30,000 and 35,000 bopd […]

GKP launches second Share Buyback Programme

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has provided an operational and corporate update.  Operational Average gross production for the year up to 30 November 2019 of 32,127 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”). November gross production averaged 40,582 bopd, with current production rates from the field at c.42,000 bopd. GKP is therefore on track to meet its […]

Gazprom Neft Increases Production in Kurdistan

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its three-millionth tonne of oil since starting commercial production at the Sarqala field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Total cumulative production at the Sarqala field has reached three million tonnes, or 23 million barrels of oil, as at December 2019. Daily liquid hydrocarbon production at this asset is currently running at 4,000 […]

ShaMaran Exceeds 20,000,000 Barrels at Atrush

ShaMaran Petroleum has reported that the Atrush oil field total production has exceeded 20,000,000 barrels. ShaMaran President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Adel Chaouch said: “This cumulative production milestone demonstrates Atrush’s upward path to higher production and has been attained ahead of target.  We look forward to further future production achievements and operational improvements in […]

Iraq to Reduce Oil Production from October

By John Lee. Oil minister Thamer al-Ghadhban (pictured) has said Iraq will reduce oil production from October, in the hope of achieving stability in the world oil market. He added that talks with Iraqi Kurdistan on coordinating the export of oil from the two regions were in “advanced stages“. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of Oil)

New Drilling Contracts Awarded at Majnoon

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed two contracts for new drilling at the giant Majnoon oil field. China’s Hilong Oil Service & Engineering Company is to drill 80 oil wells at a cost of $54 million, while the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) will drill 43 oil wells at a cost of $255 […]