Tag Archives | Zubair

The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector A recent announcement by the Ministry of Oil (MoO) confirms months of speculation regarding ExxonMobil exiting one of the world's super-giant oilfields, i.e. […]

Land Port design completed for Iraq-Kuwait Border

Multidisciplinary consultancy Khatib & Alami has completed the design for a new land port in Safwan, Basra, at the border between the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait. Subject to authority approvals, the project will enhance the passage of commercial goods and people by increasing capacity to around 1,000 vehicles per day, with […]

New Contracts for Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC)

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has announced its intention to conclude contracts with Chinese and American companies operating in Iraq to drill and rehabilitate dozens of oil wells in the country. The company indicated it is about to start drilling 20 wells in the Nasiriyah field in Dhi Qar, which are included […]

Zubair Oil Production hits 500k bpd

By John Lee. Zubair oilfield has reportedly reached a production level of 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). According to Business Korea, Kogas made the announcement on Thursday, adding that its "second-stage goal" is 700,000 bpd. The project is being developed by Eni (32.81%), Kogas (18.75%), Maysan Oil Company (25%), and South Oil […]

Intertek opens Iraq's first Independent Hydrocarbon Lab

Intertek, the UK-based assurance, inspection, product testing and certification company, has announced the launch of the first independent crude oil, fuel testing and petroleum products laboratory in Iraq. The new hydrocarbon laboratory, located in the port of Khor Al Zubair, will support the increased demand for quality assurance solutions in the petroleum industry across Iraq […]

Halliburton Wins New Drilling Contract in Iraq

US-based oil services company Halliburton has today announced it has signed two contracts with Eni Iraq BV to provide integrated drilling services at Eni’s Zubair oilfield in Southern Iraq. Under the contracts, Halliburton will mobilize four to six rigs to drill development wells over the next two years. Mahmoud El-Kady, vice president of the Iraq […]

BGC to Increase Gas Output by 16% by end-Dec

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) is expected to increase production from its current level of 900 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) to 1,050 mcf/d by the end of this year. A statement from the Ministry of Oil on Thursday added that the project aims to reach a target of 2,000 mcf/d […]

Eni CEO meets Iraqi Oil Minister

The oil minister of Iraq, Jabbar Ali Hussein Luaibi, and the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Claudio Descalzi (pictured) met in Baghdad on Saturday. During the meeting Eni's CEO had the opportunity to outline the Company's current activities in the country in light of the recent achievements of the Zubair field development, where the production […]

KOGAS Recoups Investment in Zubair

By John Lee. The state-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has said that it has recouped its $2.49 billion investment in the Zubair oil field in southern Iraq. According to a report from Yonhap, the company has recovered $2.53 million as of December, which exceeds its initial outlay. The oilfield is currently producing around 360,000 barrels […]