Iraq production shoots up in June

An independent analysis shows rising output from state-run fields in Basra lifted Iraqi production by nearly 100,000 bpd, as a monitoring committee meets and assesses OPEC quota compliance.
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    Ali Warid Hamoud, formerly of the Missan Oil Company, is the third director general appointed to lead the newly formed DQOC in less than four months.

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    Despite losing Mosul, IS militants continue a steady stream of guerilla-style operations throughout northern Iraq, targeting oil infrastructure, local leaders, and rural villages.

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Iraq opens border blocks for new investment

Foreign oil companies are invited to propose contracts – though not production sharing – for eight exploration blocks on the borders with Iran and Kuwait, as well as one offshore exploration block.


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