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Oil Firms to Restart Investment, Boost Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad has reached agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in Iraqi oil fields, allowing production to increase by 250,000-350,000 bpd in 2017. According to documents seen by Reuters, the three firms agreed to spend in the second half of 2016 roughly half the budgets they proposed […]

Amec Foster Wheeler wins BP Iraq Contract

Amec Foster Wheeler announced this morning that it has been awarded a three-year framework agreement by BP Iraq NV to complete conceptual studies and pre-front end engineering design (FEED) work to support BP plans to sustain and grown production at the Rumaila oil field in Iraq. Rumaila, one of the world's largest oil fields and […]

Oil Companies Warn of Development Delays

By John Lee. A senior Iraqi oil official has told Reuters that international oil companies (IOCs) have warned of delays to projects to increase its crude oil output if the Iraqi government insists on drastic spending cuts this year. Investments by IOCs are repaid with crude oil, which has become a problem since oil prices […]

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 […]

Schlumberger Iraq Activity continuea to Decline

By John Lee. In a results statement this morning Schlumberger reported that its activity in Iraq has continued to decline, adding: "In Iraq, Wireline introduced LIVE PL digital slickline production logging services for the Rumaila Operating Organization in the Rumaila Field. LIVE PL technology provided real-time production logs on wells where memory logging was previously […]

Iraq Shaping New Oil Production Plans

By Simon Kent. Iraq is developing a new strategy for its southern oil fields in relation to the ongoing Common Sea Water Supply Facility project, which opened bidding for completion last year. ExxonMobil and PetroChina were approached to invest in the critical strategic water injection project, which has been long delayed. In a statement to Reuters, […]

Energy Cmte Discusses New Projects

By John Lee. The Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Energy (pictured) on Monday. The meeting discussed the status of power supply and the importance of working to improve it, including a proposed project for 400 KV electric transmission lines on deferred payment basis; a program of maintenance, […]

RSK Hiring Iraqi Staff

Just a year after it opened, the RSK combined geotechnical–environmental laboratory outside Basra, Iraq, is aiming to expand its services and recruit more young scientists to augment its staff of nearly 20. The RSK Iraq laboratory, which has been operational since May 2014, is the first combined geoenvironmental laboratory in Iraq to achieve this International […]

Air Energi Wins New Contract with BP Iraq

Air Energi has been awarded its first major contract with BP Iraq. The five year agreement will see Air Energi deliver talent acquisition services to support BP Iraq’s operations in the Middle East. The agreement includes the supply of expatriate talent to support Iraq’s giant Rumaila and Kirkuk oil fields. With estimated recoverable reserves of […]

BP to Cut Spending at Rumaila

By John Lee. Oil major BP has reportedly agreed with the Iraqi oil ministry to cut this year's expenditure on development work at Rumaila oilfield from $3.5 billion (4.1-billion-Iraqi-dinar) to $2.5 billion. According to The Economic Times, the cut in spending will have no impact on production from the oilfield this year, where output is […]

Private Foreign Investment 'Vital for Iraq’s Growth'

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bahaa Al Araji (pictured), told a high level international conference in Baghdad on Wednesday that his country recognised the vital importance of foreign investment and Iraq was full of opportunity. Dr Bahaa said the Government was ready to extend all facilities and offer incentives for businesses to come to Iraq. […]