Iraq Oil & Gas News Archives - Panorama Insurance Brokers

Iraq and Lebanon sign Fuel Barter Deal

By John Lee. Iraq and Lebanon have finalised an agreement under which Iraq will provide the Lebanese Electricity Corporation with 1 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil over a one-year period. Lebanon’s caretaker Energy Minister, Raymond Ghajar, signed the deal in Baghdad at the weekend. The oil will be paid for in goods and services…. Read More

Kadhimi “wants US Firm to replace Exxon” at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has told the press in Washington DC that he wants another American company to replace ExxonMobil when it exits the West Qurna 1 oilfield. Meanwhile, S&P Global Platts reports that Exxon filed an arbitration case against the state-owned Basra Oil… Read More

UK’s Proserv Wins Contract at Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. UK-based global controls technology company Proserv Controls has secured a significant contract to manufacture and deliver 22 wellhead control panels (WHCP) to the Basra Oil Company (BOC) for use on the Majnoon Oil Field in southern Iraq. The deal has been arranged through KBR, the Houston based engineering, procurement and construction management… Read More

Transporter Named for Iraqi Oil Exports to Jordan

By John Lee. The Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has announced that Burj Al Hayat Transport and Trading Company has been awarded a tender to transport Iraqi crude oil to Jordan. The company will be responsible for transporting 10,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery to Jordan’s Petroleum… Read More

Iraqi Cabinet Approves TotalEnergies’ Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has approved the agreement between the Ministry of Oil and French company TotalEnergies to implement four major energy projects in the country: Plants to collect and refine associated natural gas at the fields of Artawi [Ratawi], West Qurna 2, Majnoon, Tuba [Subba] and Lahais [Luhais]. This will include a… Read More

Iraq Confirms Oil Exports for June Exceeded $6bn

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for June of 86,765,589 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.892 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly down from the 2.899 million bpd exported in May. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 83,690,352 barrels,… Read More

China Buys “nearly Half” of Iraq’s oil

By John Lee. An advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said that nearly half of the country’s oil exports go to China, making China the number one market for Iraqi oil. Speaking on Thursday, Mazhar Muhammad Salih said that China accounts for about 40-44 percent of Iraqi oil exports, equating to about 800,000… Read More

Dana Gas Expansion Plans “Well Underway” in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Dana Gas PJSC announced that its H1 2021 collections from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and Egypt have increased 106% year-on-year to $185 million (AED 678m), the highest level in more than five years. Dana Gas, which owns a 35% stake in Pearl Petroleum, saw its share of collections from sales… Read More

IOC’s Strategic Positioning in Iraqi Upstream Petroleum

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IOC’s Strategic Positioning in Iraq Upstream Petroleum Much talk have been circulating recently on “Big Oil” abandoning Iraq upstream petroleum projects after they rushed into the country many years ago. How much… Read More