By John Lee.
Production at the Khabbaz oilfield, 20 km southwest of Kirkuk, remained suspended on Monday following severe damage during a weekend attack by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) insurgents.
Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) said there is severe damage to the field, which was recaptured by Kurdish forces on Saturday.
The Minister declined to speculate on when operations would resume.
Khabbaz has a maximum capacity of 15,000 bpd, and was producing around 10,000 bpd before the attack.