BASRA GULF | Toured the Basra Gulf terminals responsible for 84 percent of nationwide oil exports, where the Oil Ministry is focused on two major sets of infrastructure projects -- onshore pumping stations and new subsea pipelines -- that could together unlock hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of latent production capacity. Full story for IRAQ OIL REPORT, here:

BASRA | Rumaila. This is Iraq’s largest oil field, producing nearly 1/3 of the country’s total crude output. But what increasingly scarce resource is standing in operator BP’s way of reaching higher production levels? Water. How these three-phase separators might be the answer to the fields water woes. Full story for IRAQ OIL REPORT here: April 29, 2019.

ARSAL | Mustafa Hujeiri, the mayor of Arsal,  speaks about the low intensity conflict with ISIS and Nusra Front militants threatening to undermine the border town.  THE DAILY STAR.