|11 September, 2019

Iraq to dig 20 wells in Naseriya field, adding 40k bpd to production -ministry

Dhi Qar Oil Company has signed an agreement with the Iraqi Drilling Company

Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

REUTERS/Atef Hassan

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Dhi Qar Oil Company has signed an agreement with the Iraqi Drilling Company to drill 20 new wells in the Naseriya oil field, the oil ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The new wells will add 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) to the field's current production of crude oil and 20 million cubic feet of byproduct gas to be used in electricity generation, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Himani Sarkar) ((ahmed.aboulenein@tr.com; +964 790 191 7021; Reuters Messaging: ahmed.aboulenein.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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