Iraq oil production up as key fields change hands

Nationwide oil production continued its month-on-month increase in September, and the Oil Ministry has plans for that to continue.
Iraq oil production up as key fields change hands
The West Qurna 2 field on Aug. 3, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Oil production across Iraq increased by around 15,000 barrels per day (bpd) on average in September, reaching a recent high of 4.674 million bpd.

Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi has set a target of 5 million bpd by the end of the year – reachable with continued growth in southern Iraq and pending development and political deals in the north.

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