http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/first-oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector Guilty plea on five counts in UK's Iraqi bribes case https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/19/guilty-plea-on-five-counts-in-uks-iraqi-bribes-case A former oil executive pleaded guilty to five counts of corruption in the U.K. as part of one of the white-collar financial crime prosecutor’s biggest bribery investigations. EIA: Iran drove unplanned OPEC production outage to highest levels since 2015 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/18/eia-iran-drove-unplanned-opec-production-outage-to-highest-levels-since-2015 EIA says unplanned crude oil production outages for OPEC averaged 2.5 MMbpd in the first half of 2019, the highest six-month average since the end of 2015. Lukoil, Iraqi Minister of Oil discuss prospects for cooperation https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/6/lukoil-iraqi-minister-of-oil-discuss-prospects-for-cooperation President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov 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. Marathon Oil exits Iraq upon completion of Kurdistan divestiture https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/31/marathon-oil-exits-iraq-upon-completion-of-kurdistan-divestiture Marathon Oil Corporation has announced that it has closed on the sale of its 15% participating interest in the Atrush Block in Kurdistan. Iraq says ExxonMobil evacuation of staff is `unacceptable' https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/19/iraq-says-exxonmobil-evacuation-of-staff-is-unacceptable The evacuation of some ExxonMobil Corp. workers is “unacceptable and unwarranted” because it has nothing to do with the security situation in southern Iraq, according the country’s energy minister. Gazprom Neft produces its two-millionth ton of oil in Kurdistan, Iraq https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/16/gazprom-neft-produces-its-two-millionth-ton-of-oil-in-kurdistan-iraq Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its two-millionth ton of oil since starting commercial production at its Sarqala field in the Kurdsitan Region of Iraq. H. E. Mr. Thamir A. Al-Ghadhban, deputy prime minister of Iraq for energy affairs and minister of oil, meets Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/29/h-e-mr-thamir-a-al-ghadhban-deputy-prime-minister-of-iraq-for-energy-affairs-and-minister-of-oil-meets-eni-s-ceo-claudio-descalzi The Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Mr. Thamir A. Al Ghadhban, and the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi met in Baghdad. Petrofac secures training solutions contracts in Oman, UAE and Iraq https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/25/petrofac-secures-training-solutions-contracts-in-oman-uae-and-iraq Petrofac has secured a number of new awards and contract extensions, with a combined value of over $30 million, to provide training solutions for key national oil company and international oil company clients in Oman, the UAE and Iraq. Iraq’s burgeoning crude exports become factor in OPEC policies https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/10/iraq-s-burgeoning-crude-exports-become-factor-in-opec-policies Iraq has quietly emerged as the world’s fourth-biggest oil producer and wants a bigger say in OPEC and the global energy game.