Tag Archives | West Qurna 2

Lukoil updates on West Qurna-2

By John Lee. In its third-quarter and nine-month results announced on Monday, Russia's Lukoil reports that its capital expenditures for the first nine months of 2016 were 19.1 percent lower than in the corresponding period of 2015. This decrease partly attributed to moving to the maintenance oil production stage at the West Qurna-2 project in […]

Emerson Expands Support Facility in Iraq

US-based technology and engineering company Emerson has officially opened its expanded facility in Al Majal Business Park in North Rumaila. The company moved from its existing facility in Albradheya, Basrah to the new facility to increase its capabilities and address the needs of its continuously expanding installed base. The Al Majal facility will serve as […]

Lukoil Lobbies for more favourable Contract

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) met the President of Russia's Lukoil, Vagit Alkpirov [Alekperov], at the his office on Sunday. The Minister confirmed plans to develop the production and investment gas this year and next year, at called for Lukoil to participate in new projects to be started next year. Mr […]

Oil Companies trim Investments in Iraq

By John Lee. Major oil companies including BP, Shell and Lukoil are reported to be cutting investment in Iraq. “You’re going through difficult months,” said Ariel Flores, general manager of the BP-led Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO) told the Wall Street Journal. “You slow down and you make decisions to pause efforts.” Rumaila oil field now […]

LukOil Attributes Higher Production to West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Russian oil company Lukoil has announced that, in the first quarter of 2016, the Group received 2.6 million tonnes of compensation crude from Iraq's state-owned South Oil Company as cost compensation within the West Qurna-2 project (in the first quarter of 2015, the Group received 2.3 million tonnes of compensation crude oil). […]

Oil Companies Warn of Development Delays

By John Lee. A senior Iraqi oil official has told Reuters that international oil companies (IOCs) have warned of delays to projects to increase its crude oil output if the Iraqi government insists on drastic spending cuts this year. Investments by IOCs are repaid with crude oil, which has become a problem since oil prices […]

Lukoil Updates on West Qurna 2

In its Third Quarter results published today, Lukoil has given the following update on its operations at the West Qurna-2 oilfield: On December 12, 2009, a consortium of a Group company and Statoil won the tender for development of the West Qurna-2 field in Iraq, one of the largest crude oil fields discovered in the […]

PM Reassures Lukoil amid Protests

By John Lee. During a visit to the West Qurna II oilfield in Basra, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reiterated his government's commitment to ensuring the security of the southern oilfields and their workers. He met with senior management of the Russian operator Lukoil, following protests by locals demanding jobs. A Lukoil official told Reuters that […]

Russian Firm to Drill at West Qurna

Russian oilfield services group ERIELL has signed a contract with LUKOIL Middle East to drill 25 production wells at the West Qurna-2 oilfield. “Company’s entry to the Iraq market marks the beginning of development of the Middle East region, which we deem extremely promising in terms of implementation of the ERIELL strategy of the contract portfolio […]

New Oil Grade boosts West Qurna II Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that oil production at the West Qurna II oilfield is currently running at around 402,000 barrels per day. The news agency quotes Lukoil Overseas senior vice president, Gati Al-Jebouri (pictured), as telling at a conference in London that output is expected to rise to 420,000 bpd by the end of […]

West Qurna Adds $1.25bn to Lukoil Earnings

By John Lee. Lukoil's West Qurna-2 project in Iraq has added $1.25 billion to the company's earnings in the third quarter. In a statement to the markets the company said: "The Group launched the "Mishrif Early Oil" stage on the West Qurna-2 field and reached the planned production of 120 thousand barrels per day in […]