http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil DNO ramping up Kurdistan investments, reports strong 2017 results http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/8/dno-ramping-up-kurdistan-investments-reports-strong-2017-results DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a 50% hike in 2018 spending in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to $250 million net to the Company on the back of higher revenues and regular export payments. Iraqi oil-export ambitions seen putting strain on OPEC accord http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/1/iraqi-oil-export-ambitions-seen-putting-strain-on-opec-accord OPEC likes to trumpet its record-breaking compliance with output cuts. Yet one of its largest members has been opening the taps and doesn’t plan to scale back any time soon. No. 2 OPEC producer loosens oil shackles for premium prices http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/30/no-2-opec-producer-loosens-oil-shackles-for-premium-prices OPEC’s second-biggest producer is relinquishing some control over its prized oil in exchange for better prices. Kurdish gas project gets boost amid political tumult http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/19/kurdish-gas-project-gets-boost-amid-political-tumult Plans to export natural gas from Iraqi Kurdistan got a boost after reserves were upgraded at two key fields. Yet successful development still hinges on the region’s turbulent politics. Gas Plus Khalakan provides update on Shewashan operations in Iraq http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/11/gas-plus-khalakan-provides-update-on-shewashan-operations-in-iraq Gas Plus Khalakan, the operator of the Shewashan oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is pleased to provide an end 2017 update on the operations and activity that has occurred on the Shewashan oil field. Kazakhstan overtakes Iraq as OPEC pact's biggest over-producer http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/11/kazakhstan-overtakes-iraq-as-opec-pacts-biggest-over-producer Kazakhstan has overtaken Iraq to become the biggest over-producer in the pact between OPEC and its allies to curb oil output. Iraq wants Kurdish Kar Group to halt oil operations in Kirkuk http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/8/iraq-wants-kurdish-kar-group-to-halt-oil-operations-in-kirkuk Iraq’s parliament wants the Kurdish Kar Group to halt work at its oil operations in the disputed northern region of Kirkuk, which the central government reclaimed from the OPEC country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish authorities in October. Iraq's oil minister says he's optimistic crude prices will rise http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/25/iraqs-oil-minister-says-hes-optimistic-crude-prices-will-rise Iraq’s Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi said he’s optimistic crude prices will rise in 2018, with global stockpiles falling and demand on the rise in China and India. DNO triples production from Peshkabir field in Kurdistan http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/11/dno-triples-production-from-peshkabir-field-in-kurdistan DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a tripling of production from Peshkabir field in the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to 15,000 bopd following completion of the Peshkabir-3 well testing, stimulation and cleanup program. Iraq's Kurdistan oil payments at risk over independence tensions http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/10/iraqs-kurdistan-oil-payments-at-risk-over-independence-tensions Iraq’s Kurdish region handed over almost $80 million to foreign oil producers over the past two days, but future payments may be at risk.