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Aref Mohammed

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

Aug 09 2019

* Iraq poised to award part of huge Exxon project to oil rivals

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

Aug 08 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Fire at Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halts crude loading: Iraqi officials

Jul 16 2019

BASRA, Iraq A fire at Iraq's southern Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halted crude loading operations on Tuesday but was put out and loading resumed, Iraqi oil officials said.

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

Jun 21 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country. | Video

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

Jun 19 2019

BASRA, Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region.

Iraq lifts production at Exxon’s West Qurna 1 oilfield to 465,000 bpd: officials

Jun 17 2019

WEST QURNA 1 OILFIELD, Iraq Production at Iraq's giant West Qurna 1 oilfield in the south has reached 465,000 barrels per day (bpd) after the completion of new crude processing facilities and oil storage tanks, Iraqi oil officials said on Monday.

Exxon's foreign staff to return to Iraqi oilfield with extra security

May 31 2019

BASRA, Iraq Exxon Mobil employees will start returning to Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield on Sunday after the government agreed to provide extra security, two senior Iraqi oil officials told Reuters on Friday.

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

May 18 2019

BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday.

Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq's Fao peninsula

Mar 17 2019

FAO, Iraq In southern Iraq, where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet, the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees. But the lush greenery of this Basra province district has now turned into a hardscrabble surface.

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