By Simon Kent. New Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi has said he wants to work to increase Iraq's oil reserve estimates and increase exports while working with OPEC on quotas, which currently stand at 14% of OPEC production for Iraq. Luaibi noted, "We will work to draw up stable policies and work to achieve […]
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Iraq sees no need to even discuss an Opec quota until its output reaches 4 million barrels per day (bpd) so any talk of a specific limit before then is premature, the country's oil minister said.
The ambitious plan, which was approved by the cabinet and posted on the Ministry of Planning's website, also sees oil exports at 3.1 million bpd in 2014, up from 2.15 million bpd this year.
The article takes a look at the energy prospects in Iraq, whose government aims to more than double oil production in the coming five years. While security and political constraints abound, production is inching up in Iraq, and recipients of 2009 oil-servicing contracts are beginning operations. Severe infrastructure shortfalls remain, however, and the pressure to […]
Iraq's ambitious plans to boost crude oil production is not likely to be met, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates said in a report on Wednesday. These "highly ambitious plans ... are unlikely to be fully realized given political, security, operational and infrastructure challenges".
"Iraq has been struggling to meet 2 million b/d for years," says Majid Jafar, executive director at Crescent Petroleum. "Now in the run-up to the elections, the government has been proposing a 12 million b/d target, which is ludicrous.