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Iraq plans 20GW Solar Power by 2030

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has his Ministry's goal is to support the Ministry of Electricity to have 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity installed by 2030. In a promotional video issued by the Government of Iraq, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar added that the recently-announced partnership with French energy company Total will include the […]

Iraq and Total sign MoU for "Large Projects"

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French oil company Total. According to a statement from the Ministry, both sides have "achieved advanced cooperation steps towards implementing large projects in the oil and energy sector." The document was signed in Baghdad by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail and […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]

Total "in Talks" to Sell Stake in Iraqi Oil Field

By John Lee. France's Total is reported to be in talks to sell its 18-percent stake in the Sarsang block in Iraqi Kurdistan, in a move aimed at reducing the company's debt. Bloomberg says the company is working with Jefferies Financial Group on the deal, adding that the holding could be worth as much as […]

Iraq Awards New Oilfield Licences: FULL LIST

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministy of Oil has awarded all four development projects, and two of the seven exploration blocks, that it offered in its fifth auction of oil licences. Only nine of the 26 companies originally pre-qualified took part in the auction, with majors such as Lukoil (Russia), ExxonMobil (US) and Total (France) not bidding. Development […]

Total may Bid for Nassirya Oil Refinery

By John Lee. France's Total is said to be interested in bidding to build the greenfield 150,000-bpd Nassirya oil refinery. The Director General of the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), Ali Warid Hammood, told Reuters at the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in Berlin that bids are still open for the project, and that international oil […]

Chevron, Total interested in Majnoon oilfield

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has reportedly said that Chevron and Total have expressed interest in developing the Majnoon oilfield. Oil giant Shell is trying to sell its stake in the field following a failure to reach agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Oil. Reuters quotes the Minister as […]

ExxonMobil pulled out of Kurdistan "Because of Iranian Influence"

By Dilshad Abdullah for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  International oil companies pull out of Kurdistan Exxon Mobil has pulled out of three of the six exploration blocks it operated in the Kurdistan Region. The American oil giant withdrew […]

Oil Ministry asks IOCs to drop Dubai Offices

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has asked international oil companies to save costs by shutting down their prestige offices in Dubai and running their Iraqi operations from within Iraq. Oil companies with contracts in Iraq have to clear spending with Baghdad, including staffing costs, and are then repaid with income from Iraq's exports […]

Lukoil in Talks on Iraq Petrochemical Project

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is in talks with Shell and Total regarding their participation in a petrochemical complex in southern Iraq. President Vagit Alekperov (pictured) told TASS: "To create a petrochemical complex - now the negotiations are under way with Shell and with Total. The Iraqi side supports our efforts." He added that Iraq […]

France's Total to Develop Shared Oilfield in Iran

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly signed an agreement with France's Total to develop the South Azadegan oil field, which is shares with Iraq. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh (pictured) is quoted as saying that both parties have agreed to keep the details of agreement confidential, adding that the French firm is now "studying its […]