IRAQ

KRG: Upstream Progress

Despite the unresolved export wrangles with Baghdad, the lack of a government in Erbil and potentially protracted payments arbitration with key investor Dana Gas, the region’s upstream activities continue apace with heavyweights such as ExxonMobil confirming the start of exploration in one of its six blocks.

Russian Gazprom Neft said on 5 February that it expects the consortium developing the KRG’s Garmian block, in which it has a 40% stake, to...