The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov (pictured), has met with Thamir Abbas Ghadhban Al Ghadhban, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The parties discussed the progress of West Qurna-2 project and agreed to consider the possibility of early commissioning of Eridu field (Block 10). The Minister of Oil of Iraq expressed the support of Lukoil’s initiatives aiming at development of Iraqi projects, fulfilling obligations under the Service Contracts.

The parties have also expressed their interest to consider gas ​processing and petrochemical projects in Iraq.

(Source: Lukoil)

By John Lee.

The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad.

The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov.

The parties discussed the current status of projects, among them the geological exploration at Eridu field (Block 10) in the south of Iraq.

Mr. Abdul-Mahdi expressed his support for the intention to deliver first production at Eridu field ahead of time.

(Source: Lukoil)

Lukoil and Inpex Corporation have successfully completed testing of the fifth well as part of the appraisal phase at the Eridu field (Block 10) in the southern part of Iraq.

The well recorded daily flow rate of more than 1,500 cubic meters of oil from the Mishrif formation and proved the current geological model of the Eridu field as effective.

Lukoil continues geological exploration at Block 10. For instance, in the mid-term the Company plans to drill and test several appraisal wells, complete 3D seismic surveys at the Eridu field and 2D seismic surveys at the block’s southern and central parts.

(Source: Lukoil)

Russia’s Lukoil has successfully completed testing of the fourth well as part of Eridu field (Block 10) appraisal phase in the south of Iraq.

The testing resulted in the commercial flow of dry crude oil that proves the current geological model of Eridu field as effective. ​

Lukoil continues geological exploration at Block 10. For instance, the company plans to drill and test several appraisal wells and to complete 3D and 2D seismic surveys for Eridu field and the block’s southern and central parts, respectively.

Block 10, covering 5.8 thousand square kilometers, is located 150 kilometers west of Basra, 120 kilometers away from West Qurna-2 field.

Interests in the project: Lukoil – 60% (operator), Inpex Corporation (Japan) – 40%. The Iraqi party to the agreement is represented by the state-owned Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC).

(Source: Lukoil)

By John Lee.

Russia’s Lukoil will start production at Block 10 in 2021, according to a report from Platts.

The Chinese company Bohai has started to drill the 4th well at the block in southern Iraq.

In February 2017 Lukoil announced Iraq’s largest discovery of oil for twenty years at the Eridu field in Block 10, with recoverable reserves in excess of 2.5 billion barrels of crude.

(Source: Platts)

(Picture: Seismic Survey at Block 10)

By John Lee.

Russia’s Lukoil and Japan’s Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate.

The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within the Block 10 contract area.

Geological exploration at the block is in progress: work program for 2017 includes the drilling and testing of an appraisal well Eridu 2.

Lukoil has a 60-percent stake in Block 10, with Inpex owning 40 percent.

(Sources: Lukoil, Inpex, Ministry of Oil)

(Picture: Seismic study at Block 10)

LUKOIL has finished its 2D seismic survey at Block 10 in southern Iraq.

The seismic survey began in April 2014 and covered 2,000 linear kilometers. It was completed according to the highest standards six months ahead of schedule. The acquired seismic data will be processed and interpreted to identify promising sites for exploration drilling.

The Mandatory Geologic Exploration Program at Block 10 has a 5-year time frame with a potential 2-year extension and includes drilling one exploration well in addition to the 2D seismic survey.

Block 10 covers a total area of 5,600 square kilometers and is located on the territory of Dhi Qar and Mutanna provinces, 120 km west of Basra. LUKOIL was granted the right to conduct exploration, development and production operations at Block 10 as a result of a licensing round held in June 2012. A 25-year Service Contract with a potential 5-year extension was signed on November 7, 2012.

Shares in the project are distributed as follows: LUKOIL – 60% (Operator) and Japanese INPEX CORPORATION – 40%. The Contract holder from the Iraqi side is the state-owned South Oil Company.

(Source: Lukoil)

LUKOIL has finished its 2D seismic survey at Block 10 in southern Iraq.

The seismic survey began in April 2014 and covered 2,000 linear kilometers. It was completed according to the highest standards six months ahead of schedule. The acquired seismic data will be processed and interpreted to identify promising sites for exploration drilling.

The Mandatory Geologic Exploration Program at Block 10 has a 5-year time frame with a potential 2-year extension and includes drilling one exploration well in addition to the 2D seismic survey.

Block 10 covers a total area of 5,600 square kilometers and is located on the territory of Dhi Qar and Mutanna provinces, 120 km west of Basra. LUKOIL was granted the right to conduct exploration, development and production operations at Block 10 as a result of a licensing round held in June 2012. A 25-year Service Contract with a potential 5-year extension was signed on November 7, 2012.

Shares in the project are distributed as follows: LUKOIL – 60% (Operator) and Japanese INPEX CORPORATION – 40%. The Contract holder from the Iraqi side is the state-owned South Oil Company.

(Source: Lukoil)

By John Lee.

Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov has said that his company has invested $6 billion dollars so far on operations in Iraq.

At a meeting with Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi [Adil Abd al-Mahdi] in Baghdad, Alekperov said:

“Lukoil is now working on geological exploration projects with other foreign companies in the 10th exploratory area … I believe the appropriate circumstances were made for investing in Iraq that guarantees the rights of the investors.”

First oil was produced from Lukoil’s West Qurna in March. The company, Russia’s largest private oil company, signed a contract revision in June to build two 75-mile pipelines and associated infrastructure.

(Sources: UPI, Ministry of Oil)