Oil Ministry starts taking over Majnoon Ops By Editor on 21st December 2017 in Iraq Oil & Gas News By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq's oil ministry has said it had started to take over operations at Majnoon oilfield from Shell. Earlier this year, Shell said it will exit the field, which is expected to happen by the end of June. The ministry has formed a management team to handle production after the exit. (Source: Reuters) Related posts: No related posts.