Iraq’s Missan Oil Company has said it has formed a committee to compensate the farmers whose agricultural areas fell within the Halfaya Oil Field, east of its Amara city.
“In response to the approval of the Oil Minister and the instructions of Missan Oil Company’s Director-General, a committee was formed to carry out field inspection of the losses caused to the agricultural areas, within the limits of Halfaya Oil Field, now under development by a Chinese company, according to a contract with the Oil Ministry,” Mohammed Jabbar, chairman of the Compensations Committee, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Jabbar said that the area of the oilfield exceeded 530 square km, representing the total area for the field developed by the Chinese company, adding that 70 farmers had demanded compensation in the area.
Missan [Maysan] Province is rich in oil, producing about 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), covering six oil fields in Bazergan, Abu-Gharb, Fakka, Halfaya and Amara areas, in addition to the Majnoun Oil Field, that belongs to Missan and Basra Oil Companies, according to Aswat al-Iraq.
Missan also contains five discovered oil fields that are still unproductive, which al-Huweiza, Rafi’e, Rafidain al-Sharqi, dujeila and Kumeit.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)