Tag Archives | Thi-Qar

Block 10 More Attractive for Lukoil than West Qurna 2

Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins points out that the $5.99-per-barrel remuneration that Lukoil will receive under its technical service contract at Block 10 is considerably better than its $1.15/barrel payment at West Qurna 2. Block 10 includes the Eridu field, which has indicated oil reserves of between 7 and 12 billion barrels, and a […]

Petronas opens New Well at Garraf Field

By John Lee. Petronas Carigali Iraq Holding B.V. has opened its K-123 well in the Garraf Contract Area in Dhi Qar. Present at the event were, Petronas Vice President International Assets of Upstream Mr. M Jukris A Wahab; Director, Managing Executive Officer and President of Middle East, Asia & Europe Project Division of Japex, Mr. […]

LUKoil files Development Plan for Iraq's Eridu Oilfield

By John Lee. Russia's LUKoil and Japan's Inpex Corporation have applied to Iraq's state-owned Dhi-Qar Oil Company (DQOC) for what Lukoil describes as "commerciality of reserves", and filed a preliminary proposal on the development of the Eridu oil field within Block-10. According to Lukoil, geological exploration has proved significant reserves, making Eridu the largest discovery […]

Socio-Economic growth through Eco-Tourism in Thi Qar

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]

Iraq to Sign Exploration MoU With Chevron

By John Lee. Iraq is reported to be planning to sign a memorandum of understanding with US-based Chevron to explore for oil in Dhi Qar (Thi Qar) province. A person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the deal would formalise Chevron's interest in exploring the eastern and western parts of Nasiriyah, the capital of […]

Chinese Companies Win Al-Faw Projects

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has awarded the Al Faw [Al Fao] refinery and petrochemicals project to two Chinese companies. In a statement, the ministy named the companies as Power China and "Nerco Chinese Companies". Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry,  said the refinery will have a capacity is 300,000 barrels/day. […]

New Partnership to Revitalise Smallholder Agriculture

In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana. The delegation was welcomed […]

Oil Minister calls for Investment in Nasiriya Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) has called for local and international companies to invest in the Nasiriya Refinery project in Thi-Qar province. He also called the concerned authorities to solve all the administrative hindrances which might delay the project in order to award it to the companies which are going to […]

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

IBBC and the Southern Governorates

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the author's only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News. Despite the grim headlines, the main challenge for doing business in many parts of Iraq is not really security, it is still bureaucracy and a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for different […]