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Iraq in Talks With Halliburton, Saudi Aramco to Develop Oil, Gas in Western Desert

  • Companies include Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, Halliburton Co.
  • Iraq aims to reach gas self-sufficiency by 2025, minister says

Iraq is in talks with Halliburton Co. and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to carry out oil and gas developments in the west of the country.

Baghdad is in discussion with Halliburton Co. for a technical partnership to develop and operate oil and gas reserves in Anbar province near Iraq’s borders with Syria and Saudi Arabia, Iraq’s Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said in an interview in Qatar. The ministry is finalizing the the commercial terms and scope of work and Iraq’s government will sign the contract once it takes office, he said.