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KRG to Investigate Alleged $250m payment from Rosneft?

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has reportedly called for the public prosecutor to launch an investigation into allegations that Russian state oil company Rosneft paid $250 million to a consultant to secure deals in Iraqi Kurdistan. Earlier this month, Bloomberg claimed that the oil company paid […]

Rosneft "Paid Mystery Consultant $250m in Iraq Deal"

By John Lee. Russia’s state oil company Rosneft has reportedly paid $250 million to an external consultant to help secure deals in Iraqi Kurdistan. Bloomberg reports that Rosneft Trading SA in 2017 “entered into an advisory agreement with an external consultant for advisory services relating to Rosneft Group’s proposed concession agreement and Production Sharing Contracts […]

Russia may Triple Investment in Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. Investment by Russian oil and gas companies in Iraq may increase three-fold, according to a report by Tass. It quotes Russian politician Yury Fedorov [Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov] as telling the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia, Abdul-Rahman Al-Husseini, that the total investment in Iraq by companies such as Lukoil, Bashneft and Gazprom Neft has […]

The Future of Iraq’s Oil Is Russian

By Vera Mironova and Mohammed Hussein, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With ongoing protests making other investors nervous, Moscow is charging ahead. Despite ongoing protests in Baghdad, which have seen the departure of many foreign diplomats for […]

Oil Ministry's “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Indian Firm Wins $37m Seismic Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Indian-based Asian Oilfield Services Limited has announced that it has won orders totalling $37 million in Iraq. The orders relate to seismic acquisition at Block 12, with $12 million for a 2D survey and $25 million for a 3D survey. Block 12, located in the Najaf and Muthanna provinces, is being developed […]

Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Rosneft’s money might help Iraqi Kurdistan meet its domestic gas demand, but it could also cripple its long-term export ambitions, according to an oil analyst. In an opinion piece for Energy Reporters, Nick Augusteijn argues that Rosneft’s deals are vehicles for Russia’s "increasingly assertive foreign policy". Click here to read the full story. (Source: Energy […]

Rosneft plans Geological Survey in Kurdistan in 2019

By John Lee. Russia's Rosneft will reportedly conduct geological exploration in Iraqi Kurdistan this year. CEO Igor Sechin (pictured) is quoted as telling the annual general meeting: "The company continues to implement the project to develop fields in Iraqi Kurdistan in the Middle East, where a geological exploration program is scheduled for this year to […]

Russia wants More Projects with Iraq

By John Lee. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Moscow is very interested in increasing trade, economic and investment ties with Iraq. Following a meeting on Wednesday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, he said: "In the field of investment, especially in the hydrocarbon sector, there is a very good result. Lukoil, […]

Rosneft to start work in Duhok

By John Lee. Rosneft has reportedly sent a delegation to Duhok to discuss starting work on three oilfields next month. According to the report from Rudaw, the state-controlled Russian company will work at three locations: Batle, Zawita, and in Sarsang and Chamanke in Amedi. It is expected to extract 180,000 barrels of oil per day. In […]

Rosneft, KRG sign Gas Development Agreement

As part of the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq signed an agreement securing the intention of the Parties to make a detailed analysis of potential gas cooperation options. The Parties ensure stepwise implementation of the arrangements following the Investment Agreement signed at the XXI St. Petersburg […]

Rosneft Discovers Oil at Block 12

By John Lee. Bashneft, a subsidiary of Russia's Rosneft, has found oil at its Salman-1 exploratory well at Block 12 in Iraq. In a statement, the company said that an exploration well was successfully drilled to depth 4,277 metres; oil was found, "which gives grounds for expecting the discovery of industrial reserves". Rosneft said it […]