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The most important achievements of the Ministry of Oil for the year 2018

The Signing of two Contracts for the First Drilling of 40 oil wells in the field between the Basra Oil Company

The Ministry of Oil has achieved many important achievements in all sectors (extraction, liquidation, drilling, export and gas industry). The year 2018 witnessed a rise in production, export and investment of gas associated with the production of crude oil, as well as the signing of contracts for the development of exploration patches, For many SOA projects,

 The rehabilitation of Al-Samoud refinery (Baiji) and the return of production units to work with a capacity of 70 thousand barrels and a number of other refineries after the destruction of terrorism and rehabilitation of many of the oil fields and facilities damaged by the terrorism in the provinces of Salah al-Din and Nineveh and Alnnar, and listed below the most important achievements in the oil sector For 2018:
Extraction and Export Sector

The Ministry of Oil signed in January 2018 a memorandum of understanding with the British BP (BP) to develop the oil fields of Kirkuk.
The Minister of Oil opens in March 2018 power plant in the field Rumaila 235 MW per day.
The Minister of Oil announces in March 2018 the opening of the wet oil processing unit at the sixth gas isolation plant in West Qurna / 1 with a capacity of 50 thousand barrels.
The Ministry of Oil announces in April 2018 the opening of a new export pipeline to transport crude oil 42 knots from the FAO oil depot to the export ports in Ras al-Bisha 2 in southern Iraq and the opening of the water injection pipe project, which runs from the main water pumping station in Kerma Ali to the northern Rumaila field in Mohafazah Basra through the implementation of two sections of the size of (48 - 42) node (Kerma Ali - Rumaila North).
Within the framework of the Ministry's plans to develop the production processes in the field of Majnoon oil national effort, the Basra Oil Company in April 2018 contracts for the operation and maintenance of Majnoon field with the company "Anton" Chinese and "KBR" US.
The Ministry of Oil announced in April 2018 the transfer of 6 patches for rehabilitation and development during the licensing round organized by the Department of Contracts and Licenses of Petroleum out of (11) patch, and the Ministry of Oil announced in March 2018 the launch of (11) a patch of border for development and rehabilitation under service contracts This came at a promotional conference organized by the Department of Petroleum Contracts and Licenses in the presence of agents, consultants and general managers in the ministry.
In June 2018, the Ministry of Oil signed contracts for three border explorations with the UAE Crescent Petroleum Company (Kalabat-Kammer), Khashm Al-Ahmar, Anjana and Khader Al-May. (JEO - JADE) and the development of the Sindbad Exploration Board with the Chinese company UEG.
The two oil companies in Basra and Thi-Qar sign in June 2018 a memorandum of cooperation with Chevron US, Chevron, according to the memorandum will prepare studies and surveys of the oil activity of the fields and facilities operating to prepare technical and administrative reports followed by making recommendations and proposals aimed at building national capacities in the proper technical management of wealth and investment Optimize them through the development of plans and programs for the interim and future and employ these capabilities in the right place to achieve results and objectives.
The Ministry of Oil announces the loading of the first oil tanker named "Baghdad" crude oil in June 2018 and the departure of the southern export exporters en route to the United States after a halt since 1991.
Basra Petroleum Company signed a contract in August 2018 with British company Petrofac to set up a production plant in the field of Majnoon with a capacity of 200,000 barrels per day.
The Ministry of Oil announces in September 2018 the resumption of the production of oil field in the province of Nineveh at the rate of 30 thousand barrels per day after the reconstruction of the comprehensive wells and structures and pipes affected by terrorist sabotage.
In October 2018, the Minister of Oil will inaugurate the 3D Visualization Center in the Oil Exploration Company, which will contribute to the qualitative development of exploratory and taxonomic studies and field development studies based on the seismic information obtained from seismic seismic work and special treatments of the Oil Exploration Company. In Iraq in terms of the techniques and capabilities through which to obtain a qualitative study away from the typical methods that reduce the risk and risk ratios in the identification of exploratory sites and evaluation in the preparation of the model Alogi Almkmena integrated details which will effectively reduce waste in the development of oil fields in the future plans.
As part of the ministry's efforts to develop the work of national oil companies, the Iraqi Drilling Company signed in October 2018 a contract with the company, "Sinnkol" oil to dig (10) wells in the oil field Qayara.
The Ministry of Oil announces in October 2018 the rehabilitation of the oil field in the province of Salah and the direct production of a capacity of 7 thousand barrels per day to reach the rate of 17 thousand barrels per day before the end of 2018.
The Ministry of Oil: the signing of two contracts for the first drilling of 40 oil wells in the field between the Basra Oil Company and Schlumberger, and the signing of the contract to implement the seismic survey three dimensions and dimensions of the field between the Basra Oil Company and the oil exploration company comes within the plans of the Ministry to rehabilitate and develop Majnoon oil field, Shell withdraw from its obligations to develop the field mid-2018.
Distribution, distribution and lines

The Ministry of Oil announces in January 2018 the commencement of the comprehensive rehabilitation of the production unit Salahuddin / 2 in the refinery (Al-Samoud) Baiji Salahaddin province.
In January 2018, the Ministry of Oil announced the transfer of the FAO refinery project, which includes a petrochemical complex, to Power Power and China's Narco.
The Ministry of Oil signed in February 2018 an investment contract with Rania International Company for the construction of Kirkuk refinery with a capacity of 70 thousand barrels per day. The establishment of Kirkuk refinery represents the first step to invest in the liquidation sector to reach the production capacity of oil derivatives covering the local need in the province and neighboring provinces. This project comes within the plans and programs of the ministry to cover the local need of oil derivatives in the country and work on the export of surplus through investment refineries projects.
In February 2018, the Ministry of Oil signed a memorandum of understanding with Al-Arfaj, which included the formation of a coordination committee between the two parties to exchange information on the implementation of projects in the region and the world. The minutes also included the company's desire to invest in the associated gas investment project and methanol production, To invest in the construction of an oil refinery in India with a petrochemical complex.
The Ministry of Oil announces in February 2018 completion of the system of loading fuel by train in the company refineries center and the resumption of transport operations. Where the national efforts in the Ministry of Oil in cooperation with employees of the General Company of Railways to resume the process of loading, transporting and unloading of oil products in the railways of the railway network from the Doura refinery in Baghdad to Basra after a pause for several years. The transfer of quantities of (1000) cubic meters of fuel oil and other derivatives up to the rate of (4000) cubic meters per day, will achieve significant economic benefits, including high flow in the transport process, reduce the financial costs, reduce environmental damage, and mitigate the negative effects On the roads Bridges, and alleviate congestion caused by the transfer of petroleum products Balihuziat process, as well as the reduction of time and effort, and to prevent the accumulation of fuel oil at the refinery.


Minister of Oil opens in April 2018 the second phase of the project to add the fourth unit in the refineries of the south in the province of Basra with a capacity of 70 thousand barrels per day. This project aims to raise the production capacity of the company refineries of the south from 210 thousand barrels per day to 280 thousand barrels per day to be added by the fourth unit The project was implemented by Techno Export, which includes the establishment of two units for the production of liquid gas and water treatment, as well as the requirements of the other production process.
The Minister of Oil announces in April 2018 the suspension of the import of (kerosene) for the high rates of production of Iraqi refineries.
In April 2018, the Minister of Oil announced the completion of the rehabilitation work and the operation of the 75-million-liter Al-Adil warehouse.
The Ministry of Oil announces in April 2018 the opening of the second phase of the project to add the fourth unit in the southern refineries in the province of Basra with a capacity of 70 thousand barrels per day.
In June 2018, the strategic pipeline of crude oil (16) knots and extending from the fields of Kirkuk to Baiji and from there to Baghdad in a record time and according to the potential and national effort  
The ministry and within the plans and programs prepared in advance meet the needs of the material of the kerosene for power plants, either through the provision of quantities of local production or importer, and distribution outlets distributed throughout the country equipped generators and government institutions and unions, hospitals and service ministries and some institutions of civil society with the need of fuel As well as the processing of fuel for processions, ovens and bakeries during the visits of millions in the provinces of Karbala, Najaf, Baghdad and some provinces of the Middle Euphrates.
In September 2018, the Ministry of Oil announced the rehabilitation of the Saladin Refinery in Al-Samoud Refinery in Baiji with purely national efforts, with a capacity of 70,000 barrels.
Gas sector

The Ministry of Oil signed in January 2018 a memorandum of understanding with the US company Orion to invest gas in the field, "River Ben Omar" in the province of Basra, in the presence of the US ambassador in Baghdad, Duclos Silman and a number of officials in the ministry and the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
In April 2018, the Minister of Oil inaugurates the central production plant of the Saybah gas field in Basrah province and starts the first commercial production of the plant with a capacity of 25 million standard cubic feet per day.
The Minister of Oil opens in April 2018 gas processing plant in the field Bzarkan card (71) per day
The Minister of Oil announces in April 2018 the export of 9 shipments of gas condensate and 21 shipments of liquid gas during the first quarter of this year.
In April 2018, the Ministry of Oil signed a contract with Baker Hughes for the investment of condensate in the fields of Al Gharaf and Nasiriyah with a capacity of 200 cubic meters per day.
The Ministry of Oil announces in August 2018 direct in the associated gas investment project in the fields of Gharraf and Nasiriyah with a capacity of 200 Muqmq.
The Ministry of Oil announces in September 2018 the production and investment of associated gas from the field of Nasiriyah in the province of Dhi Qar at a rate of "50". Million standard cubic feet per day.
Other activities

The Ministry of Oil announces in February 2018 the launch of the first mission of Iraqi students to study at the Arab Academy for Marine Science and Technology in Egypt.
The Minister of Oil sets the cornerstone for the construction of a residential complex for employees and a guest house at the headquarters of the Oil Marketing Company. The plots of land for the employees of the Ministry and the oil companies are also distributed according to the geographical location of the place of work.
The Ministry of Oil organizes in February 2018 and in December 2018, a charity market to support cancer patients and orphans.
The Oil Marketing Company organizes in March 2018 a workshop on the mechanisms of crude oil marketing and Transparency Initiative standards.
The Ministry of Oil announces in March 2018 the appointment of graduates of oil training institutes for the academic year 2016-2017
The oil minister laid the foundation stone in April 2018 for the Stadium of the oil club in Baghdad with a capacity of 9500 spectators.
  The oil minister laid the foundation stone in April 2018 for a project to diagnose cancer in the educational hospital in Basra.
In continuation of its activities in support of martyrs' families, the Central Committee to support the popular crowd in the Ministry of Oil met a new meal of the families of the martyrs to visit the holy shrines in Iran in coordination with the popular crowd.
In June 2018, the Ministry of Oil announced the rehabilitation, reconstruction, painting and painting of the buildings of the Elder Care House in Al-Rashad area, as well as furnishing it with furniture, electrical appliances, beds and other essential needs.
The Ministry of Oil presents a gift for orphans to a number of institutions sponsoring orphans.
The Ministry of Oil and through the Committee to support the popular mobilization in the Ministry of Oil in August 2018 organized a wedding ceremony of 300 fighters from the popular crowd in the gift of marriage
In August 2018, the Ministry of Oil announces the implementation of the new Zubair Bridge project on the Shatt al-Basrah in the province of Basra with a length of (805) meters with the approach.
To promote scientific and technical cooperation between the Ministries of Oil and Higher Education and Scientific Research
Signed in September 2018 a Memorandum of Joint Cooperation.
As part of the efforts of the Ministry of Oil to provide services, in November 2018 the Ministry of Oil participates in the campaign to raise dead fish in the Euphrates River in the province of Babylon through the use of all mechanisms and specialized equipment in this regard.
Within the framework of the government effort, technical and engineering teams of the oil companies participated in the Ministry of Oil during the month of November 2018 in the national campaign to reduce the damage of the risks of floods and rain in a number of provinces.
The Ministry of Oil prepares the people and service departments in the provinces affected by rain and floods with oil derivatives and other necessary supplies.
Department of Training and Development in the Ministry of Oil holds its first conference of scientific competencies for the period from 10 to 11 December.
The Ministry of Oil participates in the ADIPEC Energy Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi.

Source: Ministry of Oil

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