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Iraq pursues scaled-down water injection project

Oil minister tasks SOC with implementing long-delayed infrastructure project, necessary for Iraq to achieve future oil production gains.
Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi (center) meets with other senior Oil Ministry staff. (Source: Oil Ministry)

Iraq is moving forward on a long-delayed water pipeline project that is necessary to raise mid-term oil production at several of the country's biggest fields.

The re-envisioned project is smaller in scope than previously planned - likely making it easier to implement in the short term, but also raising new questions about whether Iraq will have the supporting infrastructure required to meet its longer-term production goals.

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