Baker Hughes to help Capture Gas at Iraq’s Southern Oil Fields

By John Lee.

Iraq's South Gas Company (SGC) has announced a project to capture gas at the Nasiriyah and Garraf [Gharraf] oil fields, in partnership with the American company Baker Hughes.

Instead of flaring, the gas will be used to increase electricity generation, while reducing the environmental impact of oil production.

The project will also help reduce Iraq's dependence on gas imported from Iran.

(Source:  Ministry of Oil)

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Iran “Appoints Special Envoy” on Iraq Petroleum Issues

By John Lee.

Iran's has reportedly appointed a special representative for petroleum issues involving Iraq.

According to ABNA24, Seyyed Abbas Beheshti will coordinate with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and the Central Bank of Iran to accelerate payments of arrears.

It adds that Iraq owes Iran nearly $6 billion for imports of natural gas to produce electricity.

(Source: ABNA24)

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Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) in Burjessia Celebrates 6th Anniversary

On September 21st, 2015, Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) opened its doors in Burjessia, serving local and international clients. Today AMBP is a recognized, leading life support services provider in Iraq.

Innovation has always been part of our journey. We continue to apply value-driven innovative ideas to deliver world-class services at AMBP. Our team works tirelessly to achieve our primary objective; setting a premium standard for life support services in Iraq to help accelerate the development of Iraq's oil and gas industry.

Throughout the years, we have expanded our service offerings at AMBP to accommodate all of our clients' needs. From premium accommodations, office leasing solutions, dining and catering facilities to customized warehousing and workshop solutions and amenities including state of the art recreation and fitness facilities, all of which are offered in a strategically located, highly secured 145,000 sqm property.

6 years at AMBP is a remarkable time of professional activity and exciting projects with notable clients and partners, all of which were accomplished with our valued former and current employees.  Currently, AMBP employs around 100 outstanding and experienced professionals. We are proud of our team, full of creativity and determination to offer only the best to our clients.

On this occasion, Mr. Ali Agha Jaffar, the CEO and President of Al Majal said:

"We have earned the trust and respect of the market for one simple reason: we have great people who are dedicated to setting the standard in the industry.

"I would like to thank all of our clients, principals and friends for choosing Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) as your trusted life support services provider in Iraq. We share the success of the past 6 years with you all and look forward to continue contributing to your achievements."

Al Majal Business Park

Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) offers full life support services within two highly secure properties in the south of Iraq, located in North Rumaila and Burjessia. Both locations are strategically located within proximity to major oilfields and provide easy access to major ports and transportation networks.

AMBP has set the standard for premium life support services in Iraq including residential accommodations, customizable office leasing solutions, customizable workshop and warehousing solutions, dining and catering services, security provided by international firms, 24/7 medical services (offered through direct subscription), and premium amenities including state of the art recreation and fitness facilities.

(Source: AMBP)

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New Oil Refinery announced for Qayara

By John Lee.

Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with two energy companies to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Qayara (Qayyarah).

The facility, Nineveh province, is to be built by Sweden's SEAB and Turkey's Limak.

No information was given regarding the size of the investment or the proposed schedule.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Ministerial Energy Council urges Progress on Refineries

By John Lee.

At the most recent meeting of Iraq's Ministerial Energy Council, headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Council decided that the South Refineries Company (SRC) should "take the necessary steps" to develop the Shuaiba refinery in Basra Governorate.

It also urged the acceleration of work on the 140,000-bpd Karbala oil refinery, and recommended the study of the final steps for the development and expansion of the Al-Diwaniyah Refinery.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Seismic Survey begins at Sasan-Talafar

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced the start of seismic survey work at the Sasan-Talafar exploration project in Nineveh.

The Director General of the Iraq Oil Exploration Company said that the eighth seismic division has started two- and three-dimensional geological survey work at the site, "within the framework of the oil exploration plan for the year 2021."

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Make a Difference for Iraqi Kids Today!

Dear ICF friends,

FIVE DAYS TO GO!

Our annual "In Their Shoes" 5K race weekend in Washington DC draws dignitaries, diplomats, veterans and business-people, families, and the media. This year we are going GLOBAL!

Run or walk from anywhere in the world, this September 18th. Create a team or set a personal challenge, and help us raise urgently-needed funds for Iraq's vulnerable children. You'll receive a limited edition ICF running gaiter (buff) and a digital certificate. So far, we have participants in 38 cities - will you help us make it 50??

Get ready. Join Us! Sign up now or forward this email to friends and family:

How it works:

  1. Sign up online via the RunSignup platform (link via button above), and create a fundraising page if desired.
  2. Run or walk on September 18th from anywhere in the world.
  3. Finishers receive a digital certificate and a custom ICF running buff (neck gaiter).

Share the registration list: https://runsignup.com/Race/DC/WashingtonDC/2021GLOBALINTHEIRSHOES5K

The symbolism of the ICF design is very special: sunshine symbolizing hope, growth reflected in the date palm leaf and fruit of Iraq, and water marking the Euphrates and Tigris rivers which represent the historic position of Iraq as the seat of civilization. Collect this year's limited edition orange gaiter!

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Iraq Re-Starts Oil Exports to Jordan

By John Lee.

Iraq has reportedly re-started the supply of crude oil to Jordan by road.

Shipments ended in November 2020 following the expiration of the previous agreement.

The latest agreement sees a total of 3.7 million barrels being exported from Baiji refinery to the Jordanian refinery at Zarqa, at a rate of 10,000 barrels per day.

According to Basra Voice, this represents 10 percent of Jordan's requirements; a previous statement from the Jordan government put the figure at 7 percent.

The oil is being sold at a discount of $16 to the price of Brent crude.

The Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced in July that Burj Al Hayat Transport and Trading Company was awarded the tender to transport the oil.

(Sources: Basra Voice, Petra)

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Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) holds First Meeting

By John Lee.

The recently-created Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has held its first meeting in Baghdad.

Among the items discussed were the five-year plan for the oil exploration sector, and what were described as "interim and future production and export plans", in coordination with the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO).

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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TotalEnergies signs $10bn New Deals in Iraq

TotalEnergies, the Iraqi Ministries for oil and electricity, and the country's National Investment Commission (NIC) have signed, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Iraq, major agreements covering several projects in the Basra region, designed to enhance the development of Iraq's natural resources to improve the country's electricity supply.

Iraq, a country rich in natural resources, is indeed experiencing electricity shortages while it faces a sharp increase in demand from the population.

TotalEnergies, with the support of the Iraqi authorities, on the one hand will invest in installations to recover gas that is being flared on three oil fields and as such supply gas to 1,5 GW of power generation capacity in a first phase growing to 3 GW in a second phase, and, on the other hand, will also develop 1 GWac of solar electricity generation capacity to supply the Basra regional grid.

These agreements include:

  • The construction of a new gas gathering network and treatment units to supply the local power stations, with TotalEnergies also bringing its expertise to optimize the oil and gas production of the Ratawi field, by building and operating new capacities.
  • The construction of a large-scale seawater treatment unit to increase water injection capacities in southern Iraq fields without increasing water withdrawals as the country is currently facing a water-stress situation. This water injection is required to maintain pressure in several fields and as such will help optimizing the production of the natural resources in the Basra region.
  • The construction and operation of a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 1 GWp to supply electricity to the grid in the Basra region.

These projects represent a total investment of approximately $10 billion (100% share).

Patrick Pouyanné, TotalEnergies' Chairman and CEO, said:

"These agreements signal our return through the front door to Iraq, the country where our Company was born in 1924. Our ambition is to assist Iraq in building a more sustainable future by developing access to electricity for its people through a more sustainable use of the country's natural resources such as: reduction of gas flaring that generates air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, water resource management and development of solar energy.

"This project perfectly illustrates the new sustainable development model of TotalEnergies, a multi-energy Company which supports producing countries in their energy transition by combining the production of natural gas and solar energy to meet the growing demand for electricity. It also demonstrates how TotalEnergies can leverage its unique position in the Middle East, a region where the lowest-cost hydrocarbons are produced, to gain access to large-scale renewable projects."

(Sources: TotalEnergies, Ministry of Oil)

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