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Iraq to ink final West al Qarna contract

31 January 2010

The Iraqi oil ministry will today sign the final contract over West al-Qarna-2 oilfield with Russia's Lukoil and Norway's Statoil, Aswat al-Iraq has reported. "The two companies pledged to up production to a peak of 1.8 million barrels per day at a rate of $1.15 per barrel of additional produced barrel," oil ministry spokesman, Assem Jihad said. Located in southern Iraq, Qarna-2 has a huge reserve estimated to reach 13 billion barrels.

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