Tag Archives | West Qurna 2

West Qurna-2 Drives Growth at Lukoil

In the first 3 quarters of 2014, the production of marketable hydrocarbons at LUKOIL Overseas (the operator of LUKOIL's international upstream projects) reached 70 million barrels of oil equivalent – a 44 percent year-on-year increase and a new record for LUKOIL's upstream operations abroad. Oil production more than doubled to reach over 6.5 million tons […]

LUKOIL Starts Returning Investment on West Qurna-2

A crude carrier chartered by LITASCO (LUKOIL's international marketing and trading arm) arrived today (Wednesday) in South Iraq's port of Basra to receive the first batch of oil as part of the recovery of LUKOIL's costs from phase one (“Early Oil”) of the West Qurna-2 project. The vessel will spend several days in the port […]

Lukoil: New Contract Helps Iraq, Investors

By John Lee. Lukoil have announced changes to their contract to work on West Qurna-2, following talks with the Iraqi Minister of Oil Abdul Kareem Luaibi. The new alteration expands the scope of the work to include the Tuba-Fao pipeline, as well as speeding up the process of cost recovery for investors. The Tuba-Fao pipeline […]

Lukoil's West Qurna 2 Ambition

By John Lee. Writing in Forbes, correspondent Christopher Helman has written an autobiographical study of Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov (pictured) and the company's long term ambition in developing the giant West Qurna 2 field in southern Iraq. Helman notes the stunning scale of the endeavor, which has spanned several decades including a deal with Saddam in 1997 […]