Posts Tagged ‘Ein Zalah’
In an interview in his office in Kirkuk (North Iraq) late August, Manaa al-Obeidi, director general of North Oil Co (NOC) talks to Ruba Husari, editor of Iraq Oil Forum, about the state of the northern oil fields and NOC plans:
Q: What is the state of the producing fields in northern Iraq?
A: We have witnessed a relative increase in output from producing fields in the last 18 months. For example, the Kirkuk field was producing 320,000 b/d and has now reached 400,000 b/d. In Bai Hassan, production went …
8 July 2005
Iraq’s South Oil Co. (SOC) is launching a handful of pilot production projects at oil fields in southern Iraq, in an attempt to compensate for declines at its large producing fields, according to local industry sources. The big-field problems have been exacerbated by a lack of funds for drilling new wells and working over existing wells, as well as delays in implementing water injection projects.
The major fields of North and South Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna currently account for 70% of Iraq’s southern oil production, estimated …
27 February 2003
Unfazed by the current US military buildup and the potential risk to rigs from air raids or invading forces, Iraq’s Oil Drilling Co. (ODC) is forging ahead with drilling across the country’s oil fields in an attempt to beat its record of last year.
But separate activities by foreign drillers under the UN’s oil-for-food program have been hit by the threat of war, with international companies either withdrawing or preparing to do so.
In 2002, ODC — one of 15 companies under the umbrella of the oil …