Iraq Oil & Gas News Archives - Panorama Insurance Brokers

Iraq tries to persuade Lukoil to stay at West Qurna

By John Lee. Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar has reportedly told reporters that Iraq hopes LUKoil will keep its stake in the West Qurna-2 oil field. Russian news agency TASS quotes the Minister as saying that Iraq is “negotiating improvement of conditions” for the project. In  July, Lukoil Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov was quoted as saying… Read More

Norwegian-led Consortium to build Solar Plant in Karbala

By John Lee. Iraq signed an agreement to build a 525-MW solar power plant in Karbala. The project will be built by a consortium of companies led by the Norwegian Scatec, whose main shareholder is Equinor (formerly Statoil). Also involved are Egypt’s Orascom and Iraq’s Al-Bilal. The signing comes after recent announcements of renewable energy… Read More

HKN Energy creates 450 Jobs in Kurdistan Region

By John Lee. The US Consul General in Erbil has praised the Dallas-based HKN Energy for directly creating 450 jobs in the Kurdistan Region. Robert Palladino made the comments during a visit to the company’s facility in Chamanke. Click here to read the full article. (Source: Kurdistan 24)

UniHouse to run Talented Iraqi Program for Eni

By John Lee. Italian energy company Eni S.p.A has signed an agreement with UniHouse to execute the Talented Iraqi Program. Under the scheme, high-caliber, talented Iraqi students will be placed in the UK to study for Bachelor of Medicine degrees. UniHouse will provide a full range of services, including preparation, exams, orientation, and in-country academic… Read More

INOC to be Partner in TotalEnergies Basra Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has approved a plan for the newly-formed Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) to be a financial partner with TotalEnergies in its projects in Basra. It said it will support INOC to “maximize revenues and financial returns to the general budget.“ In September, TotalEnergies signed a number of major agreements… Read More

Iraq in talks on Gas Exploration in Western Desert

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail has said that the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has opened a dialogue about gas exploration in the Western Desert in Anbar Governorate. The company involved was not named, but was described as “one of the major international companies“. The Minister said Iraq is keen to… Read More

Iraq OKs talks with Chevron on Oil Exploration

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministerial Energy Council approved discussions with US-based Chevron on the development of four exploration blocks in Dhi Qar. The statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil gave no further details, but the project had previously been discussed during Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to the United States in August. Chevron currently has… Read More

Sonangol meets with INOC to discuss Production at Qayara

By John Lee. The President of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, has chaired a meeting with the CEO and management of Angola’s Sonangol, the main operator of the Qayara [Qayyarah] oil field in Nineveh Governorate. Also joining the meeting was the management of the North Oil Company (NOC) and… Read More

Petrofac Fined $105m; Shares Rally Further

By John Lee. Shares in Petrofac were trading up more than 7 percent on Monday, as the company was ordered to pay GBP 77 million [$105 million] after the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured further convictions in its investigation into bribery and corruption at the Jersey-registered energy services company. On Friday, Petrofac Limited pleaded… Read More