Iraq Oil




Oil Field - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07BAGHDAD2453l

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  • "of the 500 - known petroleum-bearing geophysical structures !"

 

 

 

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  • "only about 80 - had been evaluated !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "oil production costs - in the range of US$ 0.5 - 1.0 per barrel !"

 

 

 

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  • "were one of the lowest - in the world !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legislation - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BAGHDAD471

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  • "the new legislation - protected the interests of foreign oil companies !"

 

 

 

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  • "and was the first significant opening - to the private sector !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "since Iraq nationalized oil - in 1972 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

 



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Foreign Oil Companies - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BAGHDAD3241


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  • "Rumaila field:"

 

 

 

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  • "North Rumaila had 10.3 billion barrels of reserves - and South Rumaila had 7.5 billion barrels !"

 

 

 

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  • "BP was offered a short-term TSC, technical service contract - on the Rumaila field !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "West Qurna:"

 

 

 

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  • "originally developed in 1987 - had 8.6 billion barrels of reserves !"

 

 

 

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  • "and was offered to a Total - Chevron partnership !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Zubair:"

 

 

 

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  • "had 4.1 billion barrels of reserves - and was offered to Exxon !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Maysan field:"

 

 

 

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  • "Buzurgan had 612 million barrels of reserves - Fauqa had 1.5 billion - and Abu Ghirab had 450 million barrels !"

 

 

 

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  • "and was offered to Shell !"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Foreign Oil Companies - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BAGHDAD1648

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  • "Iraq's Ministry of Oil awarded contracts to - international oil companies !"

 

 

 

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  • "to eight large oil - and gas fields !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was the largest bid round - ever conducted !"

 

 

 

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  • "with 40% - of Iraq's total proven reserves !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ExxonMobil - US cable - 2010: LINK ¤ 10BAGHDAD135

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  • "ExxonMobil and the Ministry of Oil - had reached an agreement !"

 

 

 

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  • "on a final contract for part - of Iraq's largest oil field !"

 

 

 


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  • "the agreement was reached - after extensive advocacy by the US !"

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Oil - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BAGHDAD3196

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  • "Iraq jumped from the 11th largest - oil producer !"

 

 

 

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  • "to the world's second largest - oil producer !"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Reserves - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BAGHDAD2661

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  • "Iraq, with 115 billion barrels - of oil reserves !"

 

 

 

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  • "had 9% - of the world's oil reserves !"

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

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IRAQ OIL LAW - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ IRAQ OIL LAW

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  • "the consulting firm BearingPoint helped to write the Iraq Hydrocarbon Law - which enabled in 2007 contracts to foreign companies !"

 

 

 

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  • "the law rattled labour unions, and international campaigners - who say oil production should remain in the hands of Iraqis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "an opinion poll shows - 63% of Iraqis surveyed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "prefer Iraq's oil to be developed and produced - by Iraqi state-owned companies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - than by foreign companies !"

 

 

 

 

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