Ireland’s Petrel Resourceshas confirmed that it one of the bidders for the latest contract. It is also bidding, along with three other firms, for the contract to develop the Khurmala dome structure, located in the giant Kirkuk oil field in northern Iraq, and the 100,000-b/d Hamrin field development. The three schemes are part of a raft of projects planned by the Oil Ministry in order to increase oil output by 340,000 barrels a day (b/d) from fields in the north (MEED 21:5:04).