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Cabinet Approves 23 new Oil Wells

By John Lee. The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved the expenditure needed to drill 23 oil wells in the West Qurna area. The drilling had been recommended by the Economic Ministerial Committe, and is to be carried out by the South Oil Company (SOC) and the Russian company Lukoil. (Source: AIN) (Oil drilling image […]

DNO Announces New Wells at Tawke

By John Lee. DNO International has announced that two new high rate horizontal wells are now pumping oil at the Tawke filed in the Kurdish region. The combined rate of production of both wells is 37,000 bpd. By the year's end DNO expect to have 9 wells operational in the field, which they hold a […]

Turkey Wins $350m Iraq Drilling Contract

By John Lee. Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz (pictured), has said the country has signed a $350 million deal to drill 40 oil wells in the Basra area, and is in talks on drilling 7,000 wells across Iraq. Details of the timeframe or companies involved were not immediately available. According to a report from Reuters, […]

West Qurna 1 to See 8 New Wells

The initial development plan agreed by Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and its partners for Iraq's West Qurna Phase One oilfield includes drilling eight new wells and overhauling up to 50 wells this year to boost output, an Iraqi oil official said on Monday. International oil service companies will be invited to drill four new wells and […]