Tag Archives | Salah ad Din

Iraq Clamps Down on Oil Smugglers

By John Lee. As part of the national campaign to eliminate the smuggling of oil derivatives, five vehicles prepared for smuggling were seized and four people were arrested in Salah al-Din Governorate. Four large storage tanks were also seized at the smugglers' base. A further four premises were seized in raids in Nineveh, Anbar, Babil […]

Video: Sonoro Energy Targets Northern Iraq

By John Lee. Richard Wadsworth, CEO of Sonoro Energy, talks to Proactive Investors at the Oil Council World Assembly. He says the company's licence area in the Salah ad Din Province in Northern Iraq is in a "very prolific, attractive" basin: (Source: Proactive Investors)

Sonoro Update on Iraqi Progress

Sonoro Energy recently announced the following operational and corporate updates. Drilling Rig As previously announced on June 12, 2012, Sonoro and its partners entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture company ("JV Co") and purchase a 750 HP drilling rig, subject to certain conditions including a final satisfactory rig inspection. JV Co has […]

Weekly Security Update for 20th June 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. AKE documented more incidents than in any other seven-day period since the March 2010 elections. At least 137 people were killed and 307 injured in nationwide attacks. This is the highest figure recorded in any week since May 2010. Over the course of the week a total […]

New Bridge Opens in Salahaddin

Iraq's Ministry of Housing and Construction has completed the Shirqat Concrete Bridge project in Salahaddin province, at a cost of 11 billion Iraqi dinars ($9.2 million). A statement from the Ministry said that the bridge will contribute to smoothing traffic flow in the region, and will help the economy by improving the transportation of commodities […]

Sonoro Enters into Drilling Rig Purchase Agreement

Sonoro Energy has announce that the company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to purchase a drilling rig for their planned asphalt operations in Salah ad Din Province. The drilling rig will be transferred to a joint venture company ("JV Co"), to be established by Sonoro and its partners, Berkeley Petroleum Mesopotamia […]

Weekly Security Update for 6th June 2012

Conditions seemed relatively quiet in Iraq for most of last week until a co-ordinated spate of bombings hit the capital on 31 May. Otherwise, the total number of attacks recorded countrywide fell by almost half. At least 31 people were killed and 74 injured in nationwide incidents. Across the country a total of 21 bomb […]

Violence Falls in May

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last month. Over the course of May AKE documented at least 162 separate attacks around Iraq.  Incidents left at least 223 civilians and members of the security forces dead. Dozens more injured and the figure does not include militants and terrorists killed in police or army operations or […]

Weekly Security Update for 9th May 2012

There was a slight rise in the number of attacks recorded in Iraq last week but the overall number of casualties fell from the previous week. At least 26 people were killed and 62 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 31 bomb attacks left 11 people dead and 57 injured while small arms fire […]

Weekly Security Update for 12th April 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. Security measures were gradually relaxed following the conclusion of the Arab League Summit which appeared to grant militants slightly more opportunity to conduct attacks. At least 29 people were killed and 19 injured in nationwide incidents. Tactics A total of 20 bomb attacks left 10 people dead […]

Jordan’s Aphrodite Wins $240m Iraq Housing Deal

Bloomberg reports that Jordan’s Aphrodite Trading Company has won a $240 million [285 billion Iraqi dinar] contract to build 2,500 housing units in the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq. Jawhar Hamad, the president of Salahuddin Investment Commission, told the agency that the project will be completed within three years. The province needs 19,800 residential […]