Current oil ministry projects

Iraq’s oil ministry currently is actively engaged with a number of projects on which it had already embarked or which it needed to tackle after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Among these, eight have the highest priority.1. Rehabilitating dilapidated and often-sabotaged infrastructure and building up production capacity to the prewar level of 2.5 million b/d-to be followed by restoration to a historical maximum of 3.5 million b/d. This task has proven difficult under the severe burden of continual acts of sabotage.2. Simultaneously training engineers, managers, and other staff to upgrade Iraq’s oil industry with state-of-the-art technology and management skills after 3 decade...

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