CAIRO - Oil output from the Qurna 2 field in southern Iraq is expected to reach peak levels of 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2027, the Iraqi news agency said on Friday, citing Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar.

The minister added that Russia's Lukoil, which is developing the oilfield, is working on a project at the tenth exploration block that will lead to early commercial output from the block, stabilizing oil and gas supplies.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba Writing by Lilian Wagdy Editing by Mark Potter )