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KRG Oil Contractors to Get First Payment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has received a written notice from the federal Ministry of Finance in Baghdad, confirming release of the first oil export payment to the KRG contractors, Prime Minister Barham Salih (pictured) announced today. The Prime Minister said, “This confirmation of payment to the KRG for the Region’s contractors amounts to around […]

Oil Exports From Kurdistan Delayed

Iraqi Kurdistan has not yet started exporting crude oil, despite a reported agreement that exports would resume from 1st February, Iraqi oil ministry sources said on Tuesday. Two top oil ministry officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Platts that there had been no additional oil supplied from two producing fields in the Kurdish region […]

Heritage Oil - Preditor or Prey?

Rumours continue to fly regarding the fate of Heritage Oil (LSE: HOIL), the oil explorer with operations in Iraqi Kurdistan (pictured), which is said to be the target of takeover bid. The British Daily Mail newspaper reported last week that Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas, was interested in the company, but Petronas denied […]

Genel Enerji Sells Iraq Oilfield Stakes for $175m

Turkish oil company Genel Enerji AS has reportedly agreed to sell part of its stake in three northern Iraq oilfields to South Korea’s UI Energy Corp. for more than $175 million [210 billion Iraqi dinars]. BusinessWeek reports that Genel Enerji will sell 5 percent stakes in the Dohuk and Tawke fields and 10 percent of […]

Legal Challenge to Iraqi Oil Contracts

By Ahmed Salih Al-Janabi - Amereller Legal Consultants (in association with MENA Associates). This article was originally published in Who's Who Legal, and is reproduced in full with their permission. For additional analysis on the status of this challenge, please click here. The Supreme Court of Iraq is currently considering the legality of the Rumaila […]

Iraq Oilfields Challenge - Legal Opinion

By Dr. Sami Shubber, founder of Hamourabi Office in Baghdad, Iraq. For more details about this case, please click here. 1. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil awarded a contract to BP and China National Petroleum Co. (SINOPEC) in 2009 for the development of the Rumaila oilfield. A lawsuit has been filed before the Iraqi Supreme […]