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Iraq plans Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has directed the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (OEC) to start exploring Iraq's coastal waters for new oil and gas reserves. Addressing an OEC conference, the Minister also emphasised the need to focus on areas bordering neighbouring countries. Iraq recently declared an additional 10 billion barrels […]

Iraq declares Additional 10bn Barrels of Oil

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has announced an increase of 10 billion barrels in Iraq's oil reserves, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels. He said the increase comes from seven oil fields in central and southern Iraq, but did not name the fields in question. Iraq will ask […]

Genel Energy Updates on Miran and Bina Bawi Fields

Genel Energy has announced that it has finalised documentation of previously agreed terms of Amended and Restated Production Sharing Contracts ('PSC's) and Gas Lifting Agreements ('GLA's) for both the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields. The Amended and Restated PSCs and GLAs for Miran and Bina Bawi incorporate the commercial terms as announced in the […]

DNO to Step Up Drilling Campaign in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a stepped up drilling campaign in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman on the back of 2016 operating profits and improved payments for exports from its flagship Tawke field in Kurdistan. The Company also released its annual reserves report which showed […]

Genel Energy: Tawke Reserves Update

Genel Energy plc notes that DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke field (Genel 25% working interest), has today published updated estimates of Tawke field reserves. At 31 December 2016, Tawke gross proved (1P) reserves are estimated by DNO ASA at 348 mmbbls, compared to 387 mmbbls at year-end 2015. At 31 December 2016, gross […]

Giuliani defends Trump ‘taking’ Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York, and current advisor to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, has defended the Trump’s statement that the US should have taken Iraq’s oil. When asked in an interview if that was legal, Giuliani, a lawyer, said: “Of course it’s legal. It’s a war. Until the […]

DNO Increases Oil Output

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today released its 2015 Annual Report and Accounts together with its 2015 Annual Statement of Reserves. The company reported record levels of operated production in 2015, driven by strong performance in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, though the company's financial results were impacted by the sharp drop […]

Genel Losses Exceed $1bn

Genel Energy has announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2015, in which it declared its biggest-ever annual loss of $1.16 billion: Key figures 2015 revenue of $344 million, down 34% due to the fall in the oil price more than offsetting higher production volumes 2015 production of 84,900 bopd, an increase […]

Genel Shares Crash on Taq Taq Reserve Downgrade

By John Lee. Shares in Genel Energy fell by more than 40 percent on Monday after the firm announced a 75 percent reduction in proven and probable (2P) reserves for its Taq Taq field, in which it has a 44 percent working interest. According to a statement from the company: The results of this internal […]

KRG Publishes Report on Oil Production

The Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry for Natural Resources has published a report on crude oil production, re­fining, local consumption and export in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2015. The report also includes information on the Region’s oil revenue, pipeline infrastructure, the status of exploration blocks, and the composition of the workforce in the Region’s […]

ShaMaran Updates on Reserves

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum reports updates to estimated reserves and contingent resources for the Atrush block as of December 31, 2014. The reserves and contingent resources estimates were provided by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. ("McDaniel"), the Company's independent qualified resources evaluator, and were prepared in accordance with standards set out in the Canadian […]