Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Iraq Aims to Increase Kirkuk Oilfield Output to 1 million bpd

Source: Reuters 11/13/2017, Location: Middle East

Share |
Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said Iraq plans to increase production from oilfields in Kirkuk to one million barrels per day and has visited the Bai Hasan and Avana fields to order work be accelerated to restore operations soon, the ministry’s spokesman said.

Exports from oilfields in Kirkuk have been on hold since Iraqi forces took back control of them from the Kurds last month.

On Oct. 17, Iraqi forces took control of the Bai Hasan and Avana oilfields northwest of Kirkuk, after Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pulled out from the region, security sources said.

On Nov. 2, the oil ministry requested that the Kurdish authorities allow Baghdad to use their pipeline to export Kirkuk crude but received no response, Asim Jihad told Reuters.

“Kurdish authorities are still not responding to requests made by the oil ministry to use the Kurdish pipeline to resume exports from Kirkuk,” Jihad said.

Iraq needs at least three months to repair an old pipeline which was shipping Kirkuk crude to Ceyhan port in Turkey. The main 600,000 bpd Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline had been offline since March 2014 following insurgent attacks.

Jihad said also the Kurdish natural resources ministry is not cooperating to return “necessary material” that was removed by Kurdish engineers before they fled the oilfields.

Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Oct. 16 in retaliation for a Kurdish referendum on independence which was widely opposed by Turkey, Iran and Western powers.

Production News in Iraq >>

Kuwait >>  1/17/2018 - Kuwait’s oil minister Bakhit al-Rashidi said there is no plan or intention so far to exit from a production-cutting agreement among OPEC and non-OPEC ...
Nigeria >>  1/17/2018 - Eland Oil & Gas PLC, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, is pleased to announce...

Russia >>  1/16/2018 - Exillon Energy plc (Exillon Energy), a London Premium listed oil producer with assets in two oil-rich regions of Russia, Timan-Pechora ("Exillon TP") ...
United States >>  1/16/2018 - Talos Energy LLC (Talos) announced initial production from the Tornado II deep water well (GC 281 #2ST), located in the Phoenix Field of the Green Can...

United Kingdom >>  1/15/2018 - Angus Energy, a conventional oil and gas production and development company, has announced that it will resume conventional production from two curren...
Iran >>  1/12/2018 - Serica Energy plc (SQZ) is pleased to report that it has been informed by BP Exploration Operating Company (“BPEOC”), as operator of Bruce, Keith and ...

Related Categories: Camp Building  Cleaning Equipment, Services  Communication  Corrosion Products/Services  Development  Exploration  Food Supplies  General  Labor Services  Land & Leasing  Mine Clearance  Oil & Gas Companies  Production  Service Companies  Skilled Labors  Transportation, 4X4 Trucks  Unskilled Labors  Utility Systems  Waste Disposal  Water Supply Services  Welding Products/Services 

Related Articles: Camp Building  Cleaning Equipment, Services  Communication  Corrosion Products/Services  Development  Exploration  General  Labor Services  Land & Leasing  Mine Clearance  Oil & Gas Companies  Production  Service Companies  Transportation, 4X4 Trucks  Utility Systems  Water Supply Services  Welding Products/Services 


Iraq Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |

Oil & Gas Projects in Iraq >>

More News

 

Oil & Gas Companies in Iraq >>


Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Privacy Policy.