Iraq inks deal for Maysan oilfields

08 March 2010

Iraq has announced the signing of an initial agreement with China's CNOOC and Sinochem to develop the 2.5-billion-barrel Maysan oilfield complex, Reuters has reported. The two firms made an unsuccessful bid for the three Maysan fields in Iraq's first auction of oilfield contracts last year. But since then they had decided to accept the government's proposed remuneration fee of $2.30 for every additional barrel of oil produced. CNOOC and Sinochem had projected plateau output of 450,000 barrels per day when they first made the bid last year.

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