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Schlumberger 'Wins Contract' for Iraq's W.Qurna

Reuters, citing "industry sources familiar with the matter", reports that U.S. oil major ExxonMobil and its partners have awarded a contract to oil services firm Schlumberger to drill 10 wells in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield. The contract award was finalised a few days ago but a final contract is yet to be signed by […]

Lukoil Awards 3D Seismic Contract at West Qurna 2

Russia's Lukoil announced on Friday that it has it awarded a 3D seismic contract at Iraq's West Qurna Phase 2 oil field to Terra Seis Trading Ltd. [Terraseis] (TSTL). TSTL has been conducting seismic exploration in Iraq since 2005 and "possesses vast operational economic and legal experience, and is well aware of the country’s natural […]

Exxon "On Track" at West Qurna 1

U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil said on Friday it was on track to reach its initial production target in Iraq's West Qurna I oilfield next year, according to reports from Reuters. "ExxonMobil is moving forward in accordance with the contract timeline and we are on track with our plans to reach the initial production target in […]

Halliburton Wins Exxon Contract in Iraq

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has been awarded a wellwork integrated services contract by ExxonMobil Iraq Ltd. for refurbishment of wells in the West Qurna (Phase 1) field in southern Iraq. Halliburton will provide on-site logistics and technical support for both rigless and rig-assisted workovers. Other services provided by Halliburton include provision of a workover rig, coiled […]

Lukoil Earmarks $4.5bn for West Qurna 2

Russia’s Lukoil aims to produce 120,000 barrels of oil a day at Iraq’s   field by the end of 2012, and is seeking customers for the fuel in Asia, according to a report from BusinessWeek. The Moscow-based company plans to begin selling crude from the field in 2013, Paul Hawkins, director of supply and trading […]

More Than 1,000 New Wells at West Qurna 1

ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and its partner Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) plan to more than double the number of new wells in Iraq's West Qurna Phase One in order to reach its projected production target, an Exxon executive said on Monday. According to Reuters, quoting ExxonMobil's Iraq Vice President, James Adams, Exxon aims to drill two to […]

More Lukoil Tenders for West Qurna 2

Lukoil and partners, Statoil and the Iraqi state, have issued four new tenders for construction and energy projects at Iraq’s West Qurna 2 oilfield, according to reports from Reuters. The tenders are for the construction of: an oil export pipeline; a tank farm at Tuba; a power distribution station and an associated gas processing plant; […]

G4S Wins Lukoil De-Mining Contract at West Qurna 2

Russia's Lukoil has awarded a mine clearing contract at Iraq's West Qurna 2 oil field to G4S Risk Management, a division of the London-based G4S Ordnance Management, Lukoil said in a statement sent to Dow Jones Newswires. Lukoil did not disclose the value of the contract, but said work should finish in early 2011, when […]

New Quarterly Production Targets for Basra's Oilfields

Iraq's South Oil Company, working with the IOCs, has set quarterly production targets for the country's southern oilfields for 2011, according to documents obtained by Reuters. Production is targeted reach an average of nearly 2.3m bpd by Q4 2011. Oilfields Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Rumaila 1,175,000 1,201,000 1,226,000 1,250,000 West Qurna 1 260,000 270,000 285,000 […]

Tenders for Seismic Surveys at West Qurna-2

Reuters reports that Russian energy company Lukoil and its partners have issued a tender for seismic surveys at Iraq's West Qurna-2 oilfield, according to a statement published on Saturday. Lukoil, which along with Norway's Statoil won a contract to develop the field, invited companies to bid for carrying out 3D field seismic surveys at the […]

Exxon Says Iraq Delay Not Affecting West Qurna

ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and its partner Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) have not been affected by a delay in the formation of Iraq's new government, and work on their West Qurna Phase One project is moving ahead, an Exxon executive said on Monday. Exxon expects to tender later this year to drill new wells in the supergiant […]

West Qurna Phase-2 Tenders Open

Russia's Lukoil and Norway's Statoil have started issuing tenders for the multibillion project to develop Iraq's supergiant West Qurna Phase 2 oil field in southern Iraq, a person familiar with the plans said Sunday, as reported by Reuters. The "first tender is a 3D seismic survey at the field", the person said. A second tender […]