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Final Expansion at Halfaya Oil Field

By John Lee. The Head of the Missan Oil Company (MOC) has said that the third and final phase of work to expand the Halfaya oil field has been launched. Adnan Noshi told Reuters that the target is to double Halfaya's capacity to 400,000 barrels per day in 2018. He said Halfaya, operated by PetroChina, […]

Oil Minister meets PetroChina

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has met with the president of PetroChina in the Middle East, Mr. Shu Jian Fing, and his entourage. They discussed the development of the oil industry in Iraq, and plans to raise and investment and production of gas at the Halfaya field in Maysan province. (Source: […]

Output from Rumaila hits 3-Billion Barrel Mark

By John Lee. Output from BP’s Rumaila oilfield has hit the milestone three billion barrel mark, according to a report from Energy Voice. The field is producing oil at its highest rate in 27 years; since BP joined the partnership to redevelop the field in 2010, output has increased by 40 percent. In the past […]

Oil Minister, PetroChina discuss Gas Investment

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has met with the Middle East head of PetroChina, Mr. Shaw Jian Vying, and his entourage. They discussed cooperation and development of the oil industry in Iraq. They also reviewed the new plans to raise the production and invest in gas at Halfaya oil field in […]

Four More Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced for the completion of four new wells at the Halfaya field in Maysan province. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the MOC, said that the Chinese companies Bohai and Daiken had completed the drilling at the field, which is being developed by Petrochina (CNPC). […]

Iraq Negotiates with Exxon, Petrochina

By John Lee. Iraq's Deputy Oil Minister has said that Iraq is negotiating with Exxon Mobil and Petrochina to develop the Artawi and Nahran Omar [Nahr Bin Umar, Nahr Umr] oil fields in the south of the country. Fayyad Al-Nima, who has been acting oil minister since Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] "suspended his participation" […]

Five New Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced the completion of five new oil wells at the Halfaya oil field. Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the Maysan Oil Company (MOC), said the drilling was done by two Chinese companies contracted by Petrochina, the main operator of the field. Production at Halfaya […]

Iraq Boosts Oil Exports ahead of OPEC Meeting

By John Lee. Iraq plans to supply an additional 5 million barrels of crude oil to its partners in June, according to industry sources cited by Reuters. The country joins other Middle East producers in attempting to increase market share ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna later this week. Iraq had already been targeting […]

More Wells Drilled at Halfaya

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced for the successful drilling of 5 new wells at the Halfaya oil field, which is being developed by Petrochina. Mr. Adnan Noshi, director general of the company, confirmed that the Bohai and Daiken companies have recently finished the drilling of wells 13, 23, 57, 61 […]

Iraq and Iran Discuss Cross Border Fields Plan

By Simon Kent. Iraq's Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema, who is currently acting Oil Minister until Abadi's new cabinet is finalized, has recently announced a trip to Tehran to discuss cross border oil fields. Once a controversial topic between Tehran and Baghdad, Iraq's many cross border oil fields are now back on the agenda as sanctions […]

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

PetroChina, Exxon Approached to Boost Production

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly approached PetroChina and ExxonMobil about investing in a multi-billion dollar project to help boost output from a number of smaller southern fields. The Deputy Chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Basim Abdul Kareem, told Reuters that the "Integrated South Project" consists of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and […]