Two major rehabilitation projects will be delivering 325,000 barrels a day (b/d) of additional crude oil by the end of 2013, the MEED Iraq Energy Projects 2013 conference was told on 25 March in Dubai.

The Majnoon field project being developed by UK/Dutch Shell Group and Malaysia’s Petronas is due to start operating by the middle of the year and will have output of 175,000 b/d of oil. It has been shut down during the rehabilitation work.

The West Qurna 2 project is due to start producing 150,000 b/d of oil by the end of the year. Russia’s Lukoil said it aimed to lift production to 400,000 b/d by the middle of 2014.