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

16 Jul 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

21 Jun 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

20 Jun 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

17 Jun 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.

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

17 Jun 2019

WEST QURNA 1 OILFIELD, Iraq, June 17 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

31 May 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.

UPDATE 2-Exxon's foreign staff to return to Iraqi oilfield with extra security

31 May 2019

BASRA, Iraq, May 31 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

18 May 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.

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

18 May 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

17 Mar 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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