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Iraqi Oil Sales to South Korea Soar

By John Lee. Iraq became South Korea’s third-largest suppier of oil in the first half of this year, according to a report from Bloomberg. Purchases of Iraqi crude oil soared 73 percent to 8.25 million metric tons through June in 2015, the highest level since at least 2000. (Source: Bloomberg)

Akkas Pipeline Cancelled

By Robert Tollast. Korean firm STX Heavy Industries has cancelled a proposed 500km pipeline to the Akkas gas field in Western Iraq, which is operated by state Korean gas firm KOGAS. STX Heavy were working on the project with KOGAS Akkas B.V and work was due to be finished in 2017, however the project ran […]

KOGAS in $4.9 Billion Project

By Patrick Schmidt. On Monday, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) announced that it will invest $4.9 billion in the Zubair oil field project. The investment will help establish the facilities needed to launch the project and help Zubair reach its potential of over 800,000 barrel per day production. KOGAS have a 23% stake in the Zubair […]

Samsung Sign $840m ENI Zubair Deal

By John Lee. Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. has officially announced that it was awarded the North (Hammar Mishrif) New Degassing Station Facilities contract for the ENI Zubair Oil Field Development project in Iraq, worth  $840 million. The signing ceremony was attended by Samsung Engineering’s President & CEO Mr.Park Choong-Heum, South Oil Company’s Director General Mr. Dheyaa Jaafar […]

Surprise Oil Find in Iraq

Iraq's Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new oil field in the Missan [Maysan] province, and described it as the biggest achivement in 30 years. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told a press conference: “Iraqi Oil Company and the Southern Oil Company […]

Hyundai Offers Lowest Bid for Najaf Power Plant

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries has tendered the lowest of six bids for the construction of a 500-megawatt natural-gas fired power plant in Najaf, an Iraqi Electricity Ministry official said. According to Bloomberg, Hyundai bid $158.9 million for the work; Metka SA (METTK) of Greece, Turkey’s Enka Insaat & Sanayi AS, Lanco Infratech Ltd. (LANCI) […]

Korean Think-Tank Urges Partnerships for Iraq Reconstruction

(Source: Korea Times) The Korea Times reports that a state-run think tank called on the government, along with local businesses, to gear up for reconstruction projects in Iraq, predicting the demand will rise in the near future. In a report entitled "Prospects of the Iraqi Economy after the General Elections," the Korea Institute for International […]

S. Korean Ambassador Discusses Cooperation

The Iraqi Industry minister has received the South Korean ambassador to Iraq, and discussed with him methods of cooperation at different industrial levels. “The minister stressed that his ministry will employ all methods that support South Korean companies working in Iraq,” the Iraqi Industry Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday as received by Aswat […]