Apr 12 - ExxonMobil Disqualified from Iraq Bidding Round

Source Press Release
Company ExxonMobil 
Tags Licensing Rounds
Date April 19, 2012
Reuters - US oil major was dropped out from the final list of 47 pre-qualified bidders for the next round of Iraq energy exploration rights due to be held on May 30-31.

"Exxon Mobil was disqualified from the fourth bidding round because of its contract with the  Kurdistan Regional Government," Sabah Abdul-Kadhim, head of the legal section of Iraq's Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate, told Reuters.

The bidding round covers 12 new exploration blocks, which are expected to add 29 trillion cubic feet of gas and 10 billion barrels of oil to Iraqi reserves.

Below are the pre-qualified companies on the final list:

Name of the Company Nationality 
Bashneft Russia 
Chevron Corp. United States 
CNOOC China 
CNPC China 
Dragon Oil UAE 
Edison Italy 
Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. Egypt 
Eni Italy 
Gazprom Russia 
Glencore International Switzerland 
Gulfsands Petroleum UK 
INA- Industrja Nafte Croatia 
Inpex Corp. Japan 
ITOCHU Corp. Japan 
Japex Japan 
JX Nippon Oil and Gas Japan 
Kogas South Korea 
Kuwait Energy Kuwait 
Lukoil Russia 
Mitsubishi Corp. Japan 
Mitsui Oil Japan 
Mubadala Oil United Arab Emirates 
Occidental Petroleum United States 
ONGC Videsh Limited India 
Pakistan Petroleum Pakistan 
Pertamina Indonesia 
Petro Vietnam Vietnam 
PetroChina China 
Petronas Malaysia 
Premier Oil UK 
PT Pertamina Indonesia 
PTTEP International Thailand 
Romgaz Romania 
Royal Dutch Shell UK/Netherlands 
Rosneft Russia 
SK Innovation South Korea 
Sonangol Angola 
Statoil Norway 
Sumitomo Corp. Japan 
Syrian General Oil Syria 
TNK-BP Russia 
Total France 
TPAO Turkey 
Vitol Netherlands 
Zhenhua Oil China 
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