Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE: GKP) jumped 6.5% on Monday morning following an update on theie current exploration and testing activities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq: Shaikan-3 The well is currently in the Cretaceous Garagu Formation at 1,229 metres, measured depth. Oil shows have been observed both while drilling and also in a […]
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Reuters reports that the Chief Executive of Weathford International, one of the largest suppliers of goods and services to oil companies, said the oil services industry needed more consolidation. Weatherford is currently operating in Iraq's al-Bazerkan oilfield in Amara. "We need to get larger," said Bernard Duroc-Danner, citing the fact that oil services companies face […]
U.S. firm Weatherford embarked on drilling a new oil well in eastern al-Amara city on Sunday, as part of a $224 million [262 billion Iraqi dinars] deal to drill 20 wells in 0rder to increase oil production, said Missan Oil Company’s information director. “Weatherford started drilling the new well in the al-Bazrakan oilfield, (70 km) […]
Italian oil major Eni is expected to award a tender to drill more than 100 new oil wells at its Zubair oil field in southern Iraq in August, according to a report from Dow Jones. "We received the bids and we are in the process of assessing them," an executive told the news agency. Several […]
Special equipment to dig 20 oil wells arrived in the al-Bazerkan oilfield in Amara, according to the media director of the Missan Oil Company. “U.S. oilfield services company, Weatherford (WFT.N) sent equipment to the oilfield to start digging 20 wells, 70 km east of Amara,” Ali Abbas told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The project will […]
Shell and its Iraqi state partner are in the process of awarding a deal to drill new oil wells at the super giant Majnoon oil field in southern Iraq, the head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Co., Dhiaa Jaafar, said on Tuesday. Dow Jones reports that Shell, which partnered Malaysia's state-run Petronas to develop Majnoon, […]
Schlumberger Ltd., Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are among companies this past week that said they’re expanding operations in Iraq. Weatherford International Ltd., the fourth- largest oilfield-services provider by market value, will expand staff in Iraq to more than 1,000 by July, Chief Executive Officer Bernard Duroc-Danner told investors yesterday
28 April 2010 - Bloomberg BP Plc will be paid in crude for its investment costs in an Iraqi contract that offers about the same rate of return as other projects worldwide, Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said. BP and China National Petroleum Corp. are spending about $15 billion in Rumaila, Iraq’s largest oil deposit, pledging […]
Weatherford has established nine rigs operating on the ground in Iraq with 1,000 employees.
Chinese firm Daqing and a joint venture between Schlumberger and the state-owned Iraq Drilling Co are each being awarded contracts to drill 21 new wells, while Weatherford International was awarded seven new wells.