Fourth bid round companies announced

Iraq has qualified 41 companies to bid in a January auction of 12 exploration blocks.
Then-deputy oil minister Abdul Karim Luaibi speaks to the press at the initialing of a contract with Russia’s Lukoil and Norway’s Statoil for the West Qurna-2 oil field, which was signed following Iraq’s first oil auction in 2009. Statoil has since pulled out. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

BAGHDAD - The Ministry of Oil published the names of 41 companies pre-qualified to bid for oil and gas exploration blocks in Iraq’s fourth licensing round.

The ministry also announced it will host a one-day road show for the pre-qualified companies in Amman on Sept. 11.

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