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Analysis: Ending the ExxonMobil Presence at West Qurna 1

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ending ExxonMobil Presence in WQ1 Oilfield Legal-Contractual Discussion with Economic-Financial Analysis Information indicates that the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) proposed to acquire (buy) ExxonMobil's participation interest (PI) in the West Qurna […]

Pertamina to Increase Holding in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned energy company, will reportedly buy an additional 10 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oilfield from ExxonMobil. The Deputy Director-General of the Basra Oil Company (BOC), Hassan Muhammad Hassan, told the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the agrreement, "is subject to the signing of the settlement […]

China to Buy of Exxon's stake in West Qurna?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are reportedly considering acquiring Exxon Mobil's remaining stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the stake could fetch more than $500 million. ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold […]

Iraq to Increase Production at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Oil production is to increase at the West Qurna 1 oilfield, according to Reuters. The news agency quoted Basra Oil Company (BOC) chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar as saying on Wednesday that output will rise from 440,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) to 490,000 bpd in the “next few days”. The […]

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry's Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: "Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Pertamina looks to India to Process Iraqi Crude

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Indonesia's state-owned energy company Pertamina hopes to seal a deal this year with an un-named Indian refiner to process around 1 million barrels of Iraqi crude oil each month. Chief Executive Dwi Soetjipto (pictured) told reporters: "It is better if we purchase the crude and then utilize […]

Capital Gain Tax on IOCs in Iraq

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many countries impose capital gain tax on individuals, companies and corporations when a profit realized from the sale of assets. National and state legislation often has a large array of fiscal obligations […]

ExxonMobil Sells Stakes in West Qurna I

By John Lee. ExxonMobil signed agreements on Thursday with PetroChina for a 25 percent participating interest in the West Qurna I project in Iraq, and with Indonesia's Pertamina for a 10 percent participating interest in West Qurna I. ExxonMobil retains 25 percent interest and remains lead contractor. The transfer has been approved by the South Oil […]

Exxon to Sell West Qurna Stake

Reuters reports that Exxon Mobil is selling part of its stake in the West Qurna-1 oilfield to PetroChina and Indonesia's Pertamina. Oil Ministers Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told the news agency that 25 percent will go to PetroChina and 10 percent to Pertamina. He added that the deal would be done "maybe after two to […]