Monday, 11 October 2010
Thirteen IOC's qualify to bid in Iraq's gas auction
Iraq has said that 13 international oil companies have qualified to bid in next week's gas filed auction for the Akkas field, in the western desert, the Mansuriyah field near the Iranian border in the Diyala province and Siba field near Basra. The three oil fields together have estimated reserves of around 11.23 trillion cf of gas.
"Thirteen companies will take part in the gas auction and no more firms will be allowed," said Head Iraq's Oil Ministry's Licensing and Contracting Office Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi.
The 13 companies that have qualified to bid include Edison, Eni, Total, Korean Gas Corporation (Kogas), Mitsubishi, TPAO, Itochu, KazMunaiGaz, TNK-BP, Statoil, India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Jogmec and Kuwait Energy.
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