Foreign Companies Keen to Work for Missan Oil

Aswat al-Iraq reports that a number of American, Malaysian, French and Japanese companies are interested in working in southern Iraq’s Missan Oil Company.

“The Internatoinal Oil Gas Exhibition, held in Basra Province, saw visits by dozens of foreign companies to the Missan Oil Company pavilion,” Ali Abbas al-Turfy told the news agency, adding that “more the 100 companies have offered to work in the Company’s oil, excavation, supplies and other oil services.”

Missan [Maysan] Province, center of which is Amara city, 390 km to the south of Baghdad, is one of the leading oil provinces, producing over 100k barrels per day (bpd). It includes six oil-producing fields: Bazergan, Abu-Gharb, Fakka and Halfaya, as well as the Majnoun Oil Field, that is partner of the the Southern Oil Company, along with 5 discovered but unproducing fields, including the Huweiza, al-Rafi’e, East Rafidan, Dujeila and Kumait fields.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

One Response to Foreign Companies Keen to Work for Missan Oil

  1. James Hadley December 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    I find these comments hard to believe, the MOC requires that any company wising to work in Maysan do so without the professional private security company support and are required to use and rely on the Iraqi Army and oilfield police, both of these agencies skills in protection and security are severley lacking compared to the Private Security Companies who operate on western standards.

    A number of western companies have refused to work in Maysan due to the MOC’s stance on this security matter.