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Iraq in deal with Schlumberger to drill 40 wells in Majnoon oilfield

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Staff Writer | Friday December 21, 2018 3:52AM ET
Majnoon oilfield
Asia   Majnoon currently has an output of 240,000 barrels per day

Iraq's Oil Ministry signed two contracts to further develop Basra’s Majnoon oilfield.


It signed a deal with US oil company Schlumberger to drill 40 new wells at the oilfield.

Another deal was also signed between Basra Oil Co. and Oil Exploration Co. – both state-run firms - in order to oversee a seismic survey in what is one of Iraq’s giant oilfields.

The three-dimensional surveys will “provide accurate information and will enable it to boost production,” said Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban.

Basra Oil took over operations of Majnoon in June when Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of southern Iraq.

Majnoon currently has an output of 240,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Most of Iraq's oil is exported through the country's southern terminals, accounting for over 95 percent of Iraq's revenue.

 

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