SOC takes Oxy stake in Zubair

An engineer at the Zubair oil field on Jan. 21, 2010. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI /AFP/Getty Images)
South Oil Company takes the largest role to date for a state owned company in a technical service contract after Occidental Petroleum's exit.
  • Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

    Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

    The second most senior Iraqi oil official talks about plans to keep up production during a financial squeeze, and the terms for delivering crude to a Kurdish refinery, Ceyhan and Iran.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi

    Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

    The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.