expecting to produce oil in the 10th. area between the province and al-Muthanna province will be in the next year.
Thi Qar is the fourth Iraqi province in population.
According to preliminary estimate, there are more than 8 billion oil barrels in the 10th. area, he added.
Yesterday, Sunday, al-Muthanna province announced that the Russian Lukoil company is planning to dig 65 wells in this joint area with Thi Qar province, with expectation to produce 50.000 b/d.