Tag Archives | Shakal

Gazprom "Not Reducing Investment" in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Russia's Gazprom Neft has reportedly said it will not reduce investment in its projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, despite a request from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to do so. Reuters reports that following a slump in oil prices, oil producers have been asked to reduce their investments, which governments often have to […]

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 […]

Asian Oilfield Services Completes Shakal Project

By John Lee. Reservoir imaging company Asian Oilfield Services Ltd has announced the successful completion of a 3D seismic survey for Gazprom in Iraqi Kurdistan. The company, based in Dubai, completed the survey of over 100 square kilometers at the Shakal License Block. It has previously worked at the Taza block in Kurdistan.

Gazprom Neft to Conduct Seismic Survey

Gazprom Neft is to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja block. The technical equipment and personnel required for the survey are currently being transferred from the south-western section, where the company has already successfully completed a survey spanning 225 linear km. 2D seismic surveys covering approximately 870 linear km […]

Gazprom 'Forced to Quit Halabja Block'

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that Russia's Gazprom Neft has been forced to halt operations at its Halabja block following demonstrations by hundreds of protestors from 34 villages around the town of Darbandikhan. According to the report, the protesters have given the oil company until 20th October to stop all exploration activity, claiming that ‚Äúscientific […]

Seismic World Record Set at Shakal Block

Wireless Seismic, Gazprom Neft, and Asian Oilfield Services Limited (ASIAN), have announced that a world record has been set for the number of live seismic channels recorded in real time by a cable-free seismic recording system. ASIAN has been acquiring a 270 sq km 3D seismic survey over a mountainous prospect in the Kurdish Autonomous […]

Gazprom Considers More Work in Iraq

By John Lee. Gazprom has said that it is interested in working further in the oil and gas sector in Iraqi Kurdistan. Following a meeting in St. Petersburg between the Russian company's Chairman, Alexei Miller [Alexey Miller] (pictured), and KRG President Massoud Barzani, Gazprom issued a statement saying, "in particular, the parties discussed the progress […]