Tag Archives | Qayyarah

Sonangol meets with INOC to discuss Production at Qayara

By John Lee. The President of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, has chaired a meeting with the CEO and management of Angola's Sonangol, the main operator of the Qayara [Qayyarah] oil field in Nineveh Governorate. Also joining the meeting was the management of the North Oil Company (NOC) and […]

New Oil Refinery announced for Qayara

By John Lee. Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with two energy companies to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Qayara (Qayyarah). The facility, Nineveh province, is to be built by Sweden's SEAB and Turkey's Limak. No information was given regarding the size of the investment or […]

Sonangol Ramping Up Oil Production in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonangol has said it plans to increase production at its Najmah and Qayara oilfields to about 230,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Angolan state oil company owns 75 percent of the oilfields, south of the city of Mosul, with estimated oil reserves of more than 1 billion barrels. Output at Qayara is […]

WHO provides Urgent Support for Victims of Flooding

The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted an urgent needs-assessment mission to Qayyarah’s Jadaa internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Ninewa governorate to assess the health situation of the population affected by the heavy rain which caused flash flooding in a number of IDP camps in the governorate. Tens of thousands of families have lost […]

Oil Production Resumes at Qayara

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has announced the resumption of production at Qayara oil field in Nineveh province. The field has been rehabilitated following its destruction by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). It is currently producing 30,000 barrels of oil per day, with a plan to increase […]

Iraq: "Chilling Accounts of Torture, Deaths"

Two former detainees and the father of a man who died in detention have provided details of ill-treatment, torture, and death in facilities run by the Iraqi Interior Ministry in the Mosul area, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. A detainee held by the ministry’s Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Office in an east Mosul prison […]

Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul

After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul on Tuesday. While clearance operations are ongoing, the Iraqi security forces control all areas inside the city east of the Tigris River, the east bank of the river around all five bridges crossing the Tigris River, Mosul University […]

Fleeing IS Forces Fired Toxic Chemicals

Forces of the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) have launched at least three chemical attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The use of toxic chemicals as a means of warfare is a serious threat to civilians and combatants in and around the embattled city […]

Air Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq

Three months ago, four Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. The engineers were informed their task had never been attempted in Iraq. Their mission: Mitigate runway damage caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Special Forces 1 Mile from Mosul; 772 Terrorists Killed

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Friday afternoon that Special Forces from the elite "Golden Division" (Counter Terrorism Services, CTS) have advanced to the town of Tob Zawa, and are now one mile from Mosul. This is despite a desperate attempt by Daesh to slow progress by setting fire to the Mishraq Sulphur Plant. […]