Iraq cabinet ratifies 4 major oilfield deals
Baghdad, January 5, 2010
Iraq's cabinet has ratified deals with foreign energy firms to develop four oilfields, the government spokesman said on Tuesday.
'The Cabinet has ratified four oilfields: Majnoon, Gharaf, and in Nineveh province Qayara and al-Najmah,' spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
Last month, groups including Royal Dutch Shell and Malaysia's Petronas initialled deals for the fields, which include supergiant Majnoon.-Reuters