Jordan evaluates Iraq power link bids

  Four firms submitted bids for the first phase of the project linking the two countries Jordan's National Electric Power Company (Nepco) is evaluating the bids it has received for the contract to install a gas insulated switchgear (GIS) as part of the project to build a substation to link the country’s electricity grid with Iraq. MEED understands the firms that s

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Iraq and Saudi Arabia discuss developing gas fields

Oil ministry says relations are improving across the energy and industrial sectors Iraq and Saudi Arabia have discussed increased cooperation on developing gas fields, according to Iraq’s Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar. In a statement he said bilateral relations were improving across the energy and industrial sectors, including developing gas resources, petrochemical pro

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Schlumberger signs deal to drill 96 wells in Iraq

The West Qurna 1 field contract is worth $480m Iraq has signed a $480m contract with US-based Schlumberger to drill 96 horizontal and diagonal oil wells at the West Qurna 1 field in Basrah. Saad al-Damen, vice president of Schlumberger, said the contract will add 200,000 barrels a day (b/d) to production at the field. The undersecretary at Iraq's Oil Ministry, Hamid Yo

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Iraq PM visits neighbour Iran for economic talks

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi met Iran's recently-elected President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday to discuss the neighbours' economic relations, official sources said. Kadhemi is the first foreign leader to visit the ultra-conservative Raisi, and brought along a "high level political and economic delegation," Iran's official IRNA news agency said. Television showed t

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