Missan heralds oil boom with Halfaya opening

With the official inauguration of its giant Halfaya field, Missan is emerging as Iraq's next big oil province.
Missan heralds oil boom with Halfaya opening
Iraq Oil Minister Abdul Karim Luaibi (left), Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani (center) and Missan Oil Company Director General Ali Maarij (right) at the official inauguration of the Halfaya oil field. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

HALFAYA OIL FIELD - The Iraqi government officially opened the Halfaya oil field Wednesday, marking the emergence of Missan as a major new source of oil that is on track to become Iraq's second-largest producing province.

"Today we celebrate the completion of an important national achievement, which we've always dreamed of – the opening of this important project," said Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, speaking at a ceremony at Halfaya.

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