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Iraq invites international bidders to Mansuriya gas field

As Baghdad feels added strain from OPEC+ production cuts and continuing economic woes, the country invites international energy companies to compete for oil and gas development.

Iraq has invited international bidders to develop its Mansuriya gas field near the Iranian border, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told the state news agency INA last week. The invitation comes after the 2018 termination of a contract with a group led by Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corp. that also included Kuwait Energy PLC and the Korean Gas Corp.

The contract’s repeal and renewed efforts to entice fresh bidders adds more pressure on the state after Jabbar said today that oil projects in the country are being delayed. The delays are caused by cuts demanded by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies led by Russia (OPEC+) in an attempt to inject stability to global oil prices.

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