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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. […]

Severn Valve Solutions hits Landmark Achievements

Advertising Feature Southern Iraq’s pre-eminent valve engineering specialist was recently awarded its fourth contract for valve management in the Rumaila field. It has also achieved its mid-term target for workforce localisation. Severn Valve Solutions is an authority in valve performance, compliance and reliability. The business draws on 50 years of OEM valve expertise, 30 years’ […]

BP Takes More Oil as Payment

By John Lee. The President of BP Iraq has said that the company has been lifting more crude oil cargoes in the past couple of months, as payment for its work in the Rumaila oil field (pictured). Michael Townshend told reporters that current production at Rumaila is about 1.4 million bpd and is expected to remain […]