Companies investing in the al-Halfaya oilfield finalized the construction of residence camps and the setting up of drilling equipment to embark on the project on Dec. 15, according to the Missan Oil Company director on Friday.
“The consortium of Chinese, Malaysian and French companies investing in al-Halfaya oilfield, 25 km [15 miles] east of al-Amara city, completed the logistical and technical preparations for their work,” Ali Maarij told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“Drilling will take place at two sites after all relevant equipment is installed there and all 3-D seismological surveys are conducted in the 350-square-kilometers field,” he added.
The Iraqi oil ministry had signed in Baghdad a final contract with a consortium of companies led by China’s CNPC with France’s Total and Malaysia’s Petronas to rehabilitate the Halfaya oilfield, located in the eastern areas of Missan province, 390 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Eastern Missan is home to six producer oilfields: al-Bazrakan, Abu Gharb, al-Fekka, al-Halfaya and al-Amara in addition to the Majnoon field, which is a joint one with the South Oil Company (SOC).
There are also five explored non-producer fields: al-Huwayza, al-Rafie, Rafidain al-Sharqi, al-Dujaila and Kemit.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)