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New chief for state drilling firm

Basim Mohammed Khudair, a senior South Oil Company (SOC) official, has been named acting director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC).

In a letter to SOC leadership from Director General Hayyan Abdulzahra, shown to Iraq Oil Report, Khudair was transferred to the IDC effective today.

The ministerial order was issued on July 12, Abdulzahra wrote.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 21, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

The Council of Minister held it's 29th regular session on Tuesday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi:

Cabinet discussed the terrorist crime of Khan Bani Saad and decided to...

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West Qurna 1 budget slashed by $500 million

Iraq has cut the annual budget of its second-most-prolific oil project by nearly 50 percent, as part of a broader effort to reduce oil field development costs in response to a financial crisis.

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North Oil Company leader assassinated

A senior official at the state-run North Oil Company, who was last year put forward to be the next director general, was assassinated as he left work on Sunday.

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Kurdistan plans international bond pitch

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is moving forward with a plan to raise money for stalled infrastructure projects by issuing bonds.

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New Dhi Qar Oil Company close to reality

The Oil Ministry will soon formally request to capitalize and transfer assets to a new state oil company to manage the growing crude output of Dhi Qar province.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 2, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 26, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

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Rocket attack hits Ajil field

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has destroyed a crucial flow tank at the Ajil oil field near Tikrit, rendering the entire field offline for at least a year.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 19, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 12, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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New brigade to protect Basra oil companies

A new Oil Police brigade has formed to guard foreign oil companies in Basra, partly in response to a rash of tribal and gang-related violence in recent months.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 5, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 28, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 21, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 14, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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