The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced that it has finished building a 1,700-metre runway in the Halfaya area.
It will be used to transport employees of companies like CNOOC and Petrochina to and from the international airport at Basra.
Mr. Ali M. Al-Bahadli, the director general of the MOC, said the runway is 30 metres wide, and can cater for airplanes carrying up to 50 passengers.
Production at Maysan is estimated to increase to one million barrels per day by 2017.
(Source: Ministry of Oil)