Uzbekistan to develop ‘25 Years of Independence’ field

A consortium of investors plans to develop Uzbekistan’s “25 Years of Independence” gas field in the Surkhandarya region in the southern part of the country. The first of two stages will begin 2017-18 with the drilling of a confirmation well and developing a feasibility study on expected reserves. The second stage will include field development, geological exploration, and the construction of a gas conversion facility and chemical complex to produce high value-added products.

Iraq plans Kirkuk pipeline bypassing KRG

Iraq plans to build a crude oil export pipeline from Baiji to Fishkhabur on the Turkish border that will carry crude from Kirkuk field for export from the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Iraq’s Oil Ministry instructed interested companies and government agencies to prepare the papers required to participate in the project, which will be offered on a build-operate-transfer basis.