Egypt's state oil company signed an agreement to join Kuwait Energy in developing an oil field in southern Iraq, the company's first foray into upstream work outside of Egypt, the Egyptian oil minister said on Sunday.
Angolan state oil firm Sonangol has decided to exit Iraq due to security problems in a conflict region where it has operated two fields, a senior executive at the company said on Tuesday.
Sonangol in 2009 won the right to operate
Russian oil firm Lukoil is interested in bidding for at least two of the fields Iraq is offering in an oil and gas bidding round, two company sources said on Friday.
'We are interested in both the West Qurna and the Rumaila oilfields,&