By John Lee.
The Iraqi Oil Exploration Company has signed a contract with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to study Iraq's offshore oil block in the Gulf.
The Undersecretary for Extraction Affairs represented the Oil Minister, Mr. Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, at the signing ceremony.
The General Manager of CNOOC Middle East and Iraq said that the contract for conducting a joint study represents a start of a new type of cooperative relations between Iraq and CNOOC.
(Source: Ministry of Oil)