Mr. Jabbar Al-Luiebi the minister of oil confirmed on the keenness of the ministry of oil to develop the gas fields and invest the national wealth perfectly and raise the production.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said that he ordered the oil companies to make an urgent plan to develop the Nasiriya gas field by depending on the national efforts after the failure of the foreign companies to develop the field after its awarding to them in the licensing round of developing the gas fields during 2010.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said also that the decision-making body of the ministry decided to commission the midland oil company, the oil projects company, the Iraqi drilling company, the heavy engineering equipment company and the supporting national authorities to develop the Mansoriya gas field in Diala governorate.
Mr. Al-Luiebi expressed his confidence in the national effort to develop the oil fields and raise the production to the planned levels. It was also one of the priorities of the ministry to develop the field to invest (75-100) Mscf/d within a year and raise the investment to (325) Mscf/d within the next years. The ministry also will not be hesitated to award the contracts which was ed by the foreign companies to the national companies which has the capability and experience to execute such projects with less experience.
Mr. Assim Jihad the spokesman of the ministry said that the investment of the free gas of the Mansoriya gas field which contains more than (3) Mscf, is considered as a significant step to add more gas quantities to the national production in order to cover a big part of the need for fuel to the Mansoriya power station which is operated with gas. As well as to reduce the importation of gas to save currency for the federal budget, and provide jobs for the citizens of the governorate by associating the private sector companies in the execution of the service work and the secondary contracts of the project to re-activate the economy of the governorate.
Source: Ministry of Oil