Tag Archives | Taq Taq

Genel Trading Update: "Operations Secure"

By John Lee. Genel Energy has issued the following trading update and preview ahead of a capital markets day presentation for analysts and investors in London commencing at 14:00 GMT. The presentation materials will be published at 12:00 GMT on www.genelenergy.com with the event broadcast live on the website, and available for download shortly afterwards. […]

Genel Energy says Tawke, Taq Taq are Safe

By John Lee. Following recent events in the vicinity of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ('KRI'), Genel Energy plc has confirmed that the Taq Taq and Tawke fields remain safe and secure. The company says that operations there are unaffected, with combined gross production from both fields averaging c.230,000 bopd this week. It says it […]

False Claims made by Black Diamond, Rezhwan

By John Lee. Further to the recent press release from Black Diamond, the Kurdistan Regional Government has issued a statement refuting the company's claims to have a deal to refine crude oil from Genel Energy's Taq Taq oil field. Genel Energy has also denied any knowledge of, or dealings with, Black Diamond and Rezhwan. The […]

Black Diamond, Rezhwan Refinery Joint Venture

By John Lee. [UPDATE: Further to the press release shown below, the Kurdistan Regional Government has issued a statement refuting the company’s claims to have a deal to refine crude oil from Genel Energy‘s Taq Taq oil field. Genel Energy has also denied any knowledge of, or dealings with, Black Diamond and Rezhwan. The full […]

Genel Releases Full Year Results

Genel Energy has announced its preliminary audited results for the year ended 31 December 2013: Results summary KRI export pipeline infrastructure complete and in the commissioning phase. Volumes of KRI oil in storage at Ceyhan continue to grow Turkey-KRG Gas Sales Agreement a significant milestone in the commercialisation of Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields […]

Iraq, Kurds "Close to Deal on Oil"

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad and Erbil appear to have found a formula that will allow Iraqi Kurdistan to export oil to Turkey through a new pipeline. Following a meeting in Baghdad on Sunday with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, said on Tuesday that an […]

Turkey, KRG Clinch Major Pipeline Deals

By John Lee. Iraqi Kurdistan has finalized a comprehensive package of deals with Turkey to build multi-billion dollar oil and gas pipelines. Reuters reports that the deals could see Kurdistan export some 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil to world markets and at least 10 billion cubic meters per year of gas to […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Sells First Crude via Turkey

By John Lee. The first cargo of Iraqi Kurdistan's crude oil has been sold on the international market, industry sources report. World Bulletin says that the crude, pumped from Genel Energy's Taq Taq oilfield (pictured), was exported by truck to Turkey and sold via tender for loading in April. One trader said the cargo sold […]

KS Energy Supplies Land Rig to Taq Taq

By John Lee. Singapore-listed KS Energy (KSE) signed a contract recently to supply its KS Discoverer 4 land rig (pictured) to the Taq Taq Operating Company (TTOPCO) in Kurdistan. The rig will be contracted for one year or until the completion of one exploration well and two development wells, whichever is later. TTOPCO has the […]

Genel Updates on Trading and Operations

Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operational update in advance of the Company's 2012 full year results, which are scheduled for release on 28 February 2013. Information contained within this release is un-audited and may be subject to further review. Tony Hayward (pictured), Chief Executive said: "2012 saw a strong production performance and […]

Genel's Hayward Expects Resolution to Kurdistan Oil Crisis

By John Lee. Baghdad and Erbil both have too much at stake not to settle their dispute over oil, although they may take a year or so to do it, Genel Energy Chief Executive Tony Hayward (pictured) told Reuters. "The scale of the opportunity for Kurdistan and for Iraq is so large that there will […]

Kurdistan Announces 5 New Power Plants

The KRG's minister of electricity, Yassen Shekh Abubakir Mawati [Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawati] (pictured), has announced the creation of five hydro-electric and gas power plants in the region: Three hydro-electric power plants at Deraluk-Rashawa Dam, Mandawa-Kopala and Taqtaq; Two gas power plants with 200-megawatt capacity each in Qaladze and Harir. (Source: AKnews)