By John Lee.
Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced the completion of five new oil wells at the Halfaya oil field.
Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the Maysan Oil Company (MOC), said the drilling was done by two Chinese companies contracted by Petrochina, the main operator of the field.
Production at Halfaya is now more than 200,000 barrels per day (bpd), and is expected to exceed 400,000 bpd with the completion of the third stage of development.
(Source: Ministry of Oil)