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MOL ... winning approval in Iraq

MOL gets approval for Akri-Bijeel block development plan

BUDAPEST/LONDON, October 30, 2014

The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq has approved a major new oilfield development majority-owned by Hungary's MOL, the company said.
 
The minister of natural resources has given the green light for the field development plan of the Akri-Bijeel Block adjacent to the region's largest oilfield, Shaikan, a year after MOL found enough oil to make the project commercially viable. 
 
A number of oilfield operators in Iraqi Kurdistan were forced to temporarily curb production this year as the advance of Islamic State militants threatened workers' security. 
 
"MOL Group is committed to maintain its presence and increase investments in the region," Alexander Dodds, MOL's upstream executive vice president, said.
 
MOL's minority partner in the Akri-Bijeel project is Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP).
 
The partners will tackle the project in two phases, with the first starting immediately and focusing on determining details such as how much oil can be recovered and overall costs. -- Reuters
 



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