Iraq Oil Revenue falls below $10bn in August

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for August of 101,859,528 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.286 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.303 million bpd exported in July.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 100,750,000 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 1,109,528 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that there were no exports by road to Jordan.

Revenues for the month were $9.784 billion, falling below $10 billion for the first time since February. The average price was $96.05 per barrel.

July's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iraq Confirms July Oil Exports

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finanlised oil exports for July of 102,385,049 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.303 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.373 million bpd exported in June.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 99,965,094 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 2,344,536 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 75,419 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $10.368 billion, at an average price of $101.268 per barrel.

June's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iraq Decreases Oil Exports in July

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 102,385,049 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.303 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.373 million bpd exported in June.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 99,965,094 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 2,344,536 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 75,419 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $10.608 billion, at an average price of $103.60 per barrel.

June's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Genel Energy: Strong Results, but Shares Down

By John Lee.

Shares in Genel Energy were trading down around 5 percent on Tuesday morning, despite significant increases in revenue and profit announceed in its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.

Paul Weir, Interim Chief Executive of Genel, said:

"Our cash generation in the first half of the year has been exceptionally strong - driven by our low-cost, high-margin oil production and disciplined capital allocation. We remain focused on the delivery of our long-established strategy of putting capital to work to grow our production and cash generation, while retaining our resilience and paying a material and progressive dividend.

We generated $129 million in free cash flow and are well on track to generate over a quarter of a billion dollars of free cash flow for the full year. This continues to build our balance sheet strength and optionality, providing us with the funds to add the right assets at the right price. Our cash flow this year benefits from the recovery of receivables and our override payments, and we are focused on replacing these by building a portfolio that supports the resilience, sustainability, and progression of our material dividend."

Results summary ($ million unless stated)

H1 2022 H1 2021 FY 2021
Average Brent oil price ($/bbl) 108 65 71
Production (bopd, working interest) 30,420  32,760 31,710
Revenue 245.6  151.5 334.9
EBITDAX1 212.3  123.1 275.1
  Depreciation and amortisation (84.4)  (81.8) (172.8)
  Impairment of oil and gas assets - - (403.2)
  Reversal of impairment of receivables 12.8 - 24.1
Operating profit / (loss) 140.7 41.3 (276.8)
Cash flow from operating activities 216.3 91.1 228.1
Capital expenditure 74.7 58.2 163.7
Free cash flow2 128.7 22.2 85.9
Cash 412.1 266.4 313.7
Total debt 280.0 280.0 280.0
Net cash / (debt)3 141.3 (2.2) 43.9
Basic EPS (¢ per share) 45.4 9.3 (111.4)
Dividends declared for the period (¢ per share) 6 6 18
  1. EBITDAX is operating profit / (loss) adjusted for the add back of depreciation and amortisation, impairment of property, plant and equipment, impairment of intangible assets and reversal of impairment of receivables
  2. Free cash flow is reconciled on page 8
  3. Reported cash less IFRS debt (page 8)

Summary

  • Material cash generation from low-cost and high-margin oil production:
    • Net production averaged 30,420 bopd in H1 2022 (H1 2021: 32,760 bopd)
    • Low production cost of $4.4/bbl and strength of oil price delivered a margin per barrel of $32/bbl (H1 2021: $20/bbl)
    • Free cash flow of $129 million (H1 2021: $22 million)
  • Financial strength provides options for capital allocation:
    • $75 million of capital expenditure in H1 2022, of which $41 million was spent at Taq Taq and Tawke, and $27 million on Sarta appraisal
    • Genel took on operatorship at Sarta on 1 January 2022, with Sarta-5 and Sarta-1D subsequently being completed
    • Cash of $412 million (31 December 2021: $314 million)
    • Net cash of $141 million (31 December 2021: net cash of $44 million)
  • A socially responsible contributor to the global energy mix:
    • Zero lost time injuries ('LTI') and zero tier one loss of primary containment events at Genel and TTOPCO operations
      • Two million work hours since the last LTI, as we seek to repeat the performance of six years without an LTI up to September 2021
    • As we mark 20 years of operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ('KRI'), the Genel20 Scholars initiative has launched, with Genel funding the opportunity for 20 economically disadvantaged students to have a life-enhancing education at the American University of Kurdistan

Outlook

  • Production guidance for 2022 maintained as around the same level as 2021, currently tracking between 30-31,000 bopd for the full-year
  • 2022 capital expenditure guidance of between $140 million and $180 million tightened to $150 million to $170 million
  • Genel expects free cash flow of over $250 million in 2022, pre dividend payments
  • Appraisal at Sarta is ongoing, with results of the Sarta-6 well expected around the end of the year
  • The Company continues to actively pursue new business opportunities, focused on production and cash generation
  • The London seated international arbitration regarding Genel's claim for substantial compensation from the KRG following Genel's termination of the Miran and Bina Bawi PSCs is ongoing
  • Interim dividend retained at 6¢ per share:
    • Ex-dividend date: 15 September 2022
    • Record date: 16 September 2022
    • Payment date: 14 October 2022

Full results here.

(Source: Genel Energy)

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Iraq confirms June Oil Exports

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for June of 101,191,236 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.373 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.300 million bpd exported in May.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 97,980,589 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 2,910,887 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 299,760 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $11.354 billion, at an average price of $112.209 per barrel.

May's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iraq Increases Oil Exports in June

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for June of 101,191,236 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.373 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.300 million bpd exported in May.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 97,980,589 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 2,910,887 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 299,760 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $11.505 billion, at an average price of $113.70 per barrel.

May's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iraq confirms May Oil Exports

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for May of 102,303,020 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.300 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly down from the 3.380 million bpd exported in April.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 98,946,914 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 3,002,133 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 353,973 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $11.477 billion, at an average price of $112.191 per barrel.

April's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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IOCs in Iraq need Oil Wealth to Trickle Down

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Why foreign oil companies in Iraq need oil wealth to trickle down

Iraq's oil wealth is among the greatest on the planet.

Total proven crude reserves are estimated at 150 billion barrels, and daily output is over 4.6 million barrels-making it the fifth-largest producer in the world.

But much of this wealth does not trickle down, and that is perhaps paradoxically particularly the case in the oil-rich south.

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Iraq Oil Revenues Hit New High

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for May of 102,303,020 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.300 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly down from the 3.380 million bpd exported in April.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 98,946,914 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 3,002,133 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan totalled 353,973 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $11.436 billion, at an average price of $111.79 per barrel.

April's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Iraq confirms exceptional April Oil Exports

By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for April of 101,390,662 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.380 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.244 million bpd exported in March.

This is the highest daily export rate since the 3.438 million barrels per day achieved in April 2020.

The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 98,100,042 barrels, while exports from the Kirkuk fields through the port of Ceyhan amounted to 2,991,060 barrels.

While not explicitly stated by the Ministry, these figures seem to imply that exports by road to Jordan have resumed as planned, and totalled 299,560 barrels for the month.

Revenues for the month were $10.609 billion, at an average price of $104.637 per barrel.

March's export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

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