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Five Firms Shortlisted for West Qurna 2

Reuters reports that Iraq and its partners, Russia's LUKoil and Norway's Statoil, have shortlisted five companies to compete for the West Qurna Phase Two oilfield development contract. An Iraqi oil official who asked not to be identified said on Tuesday that the oil service companies selected are Saipem , SNC Lavalin Group Inc , Punj […]

West Qurna Production Up 26%

Output at the West Qurna oil field in Basra has increased by 26% since March, reaching 347,000 barrels per day (bpd), according to AKnews. Madi Abdul-Razzaq, director of the operations committee said: "We have a number of new projects to increase production to 400,000 bpd by the end of 2011. The increased production in West […]

Lukoil to Explore in Iraq?

Lukoil is interested in seeking exploration licenses in Iraq, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company's Chief Executive Officer, Vagit Alekperov, met Iraq's Oil Minister, Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi], in Moscow on Wednesday. Alekperov and al-Luaibi also discussed the West Qurna-2 project, and development of infrastructure to ship oil from the field. (Source: Bloomberg)

Clyde & Co Wins Iraq Lukoil Contract

Clyde & Co has been appointed by Lukoil Mid-East Ltd to support them in their development of the West Qurna-2 field in Iraq. With recoverable reserves of 43 billion barrels West Qurna is the second largest oil field in the world. This is a landmark project for Lukoil, representing as it does a planned production […]

Schlumberger Secures West Qurna Drilling Contract

International oil services firm Schlumberger has won a contract from a consortium led by US oil major ExxonMobil to drill 15 new wells in Iraq's West Qurna Phase One oilfield, Reuters has reported, citing an industry source familiar with the matter. Ame Info reports that the new wells are part of the consortium's plan to […]

West Qurna Oilfield Hits 300,000 BPD

Iraq's South Oil Company said on Tuesday that productivity at the West Qurna-1 oil field  increased to 300,000 barrels per day, and stressed that the productivity of the field will rise at the end of the current year to 400,000 barrels per day. ExxonMobil, which along with Shell has the contract to develop West Qurna […]

Halliburton Wins ExxonMobil Contract for West Qurna I

Halliburton has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Iraq Limited (EMIL) to provide drilling services for 15 wells in the West Qurna (Phase I) oil field located in Southern Iraq. Halliburton will provide a complete range of well construction services utilizing three drilling rigs to safely deliver the wells. Joe Rainey, president of Halliburton's Eastern […]

ExxonMobil Hits Target at West Qurna

As predicted, ExxonMobil and its Iraqi partners have reached "a major milestone" for oil production at the West Qurna oil field in southern Iraq, according to a report from UPI. ExxonMobil announced field production at West Qurna-1 rose from 244,000 barrels of oil per day to 285,000 bpd under the terms of its technical services […]

Exxon to Hit West Qurna Target in Weeks

Reuters reports that ExxonMobil is expected to raise production at Iraq's West Qurna I oilfield by 10 percent over the agreed baseline this month or in early April. When asked when Exxon would hit its initial production target in West Qurna, Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi, head of the Oil Ministry's licensing and contracting office, told Reuters,"God willing, […]

Fluor Wins Contract at West Qurna I

Fluor Corporation has announced that ExxonMobil Iraq Limited has awarded the firm an early works program contract for the West Qurna (Phase I) field near Basra, Iraq. The engineering, procurement, construction and management contract is a reimbursable continuing services agreement for oil field and related infrastructure development with an expected duration of three years. Fluor […]

Stan Harbison on Iraq's Increased Oil Output

By Stan Harbison, Vice President of Research and Analysis at energy consultants EPRINC. In the past week, the ministry announced that two fields won at Iraq’s 2009 oil auctions had achieved their first significant benchmark. Production at Rumaila and Zubair each met the 10% production increase which allows them to begin to earn their per […]