Three international companies to withdraw operations in Kurdistan Region
The Iraqi Ministry of Oil said on Monday, July 4, three US oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region said they will abide by the Federal Supreme Court’s verdict and close their contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The Ministry said in a statement that Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Halliburton oil companies informed the Iraqi Oil Ministry they will not begin any new projects and will close their contracts with the KRG.
According to the statement, the two companies said they will not work with the KRG in any capacity.
The ministry’s statement comes after a court in al-Karkh, Baghdad, issued a decision on Monday over four oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region, a source who attended the proceedings said.
The court’s decision involved four companies: DNO, Genel Energy, HKN Energy, and Western Zagros, according to the source, who said the ruling was delayed for three other companies.
These three other companies, that saw a verdict postponed for six to 17 months, were Addax Petroleum, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, and ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.
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