By John Lee.
Iraq has selected five additional international oil companies to bid for the development of its $4.4-billion Nassiriya oil field and the construction of a new 300,000 bpd refinery, reports Reuters.
The companies added to the list are:
- France's Maurel et Prom;
- Russia's Rosneft;
- Essar UAE India;
- South Korea's GS Engineering & Construction Corp.; and,
- India's ONGC Bangalore.
The 45 firms already qualified from previous bidding rounds are eligible to bid, as are the seven companies shortlisted in March.
An auction for the contract is to be held on 19th December.