Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
ST.PETERSBURG, June 17. /TASS/. Russian oil major Lukoil is in talks with Shell and Total on their participation in a petrochemical complex in Iraq, Lukoil’s President Vagit Alekperov told TASS.
"Yes, today we are in talks on making adjustments to our service contract and to bring the gas component outside, on the basis of the gas more unique factor West Qurna-2. 17% of this gas is unique gas and would be a crime to burn it. To create a petrochemical complex - now the negotiations are under way with Shell and with Total. The Iraqi side supports our efforts," he said.
Lukoil as the operator takes part in the development of West Qurna-2, which is the largest field in Iraq.
West Qurna-2 is located in southern Iraq, 65 km Northwest of the major port city of Basra. The field was discovered in 1973 and explored (using 2D seismic acquisition and exploration drilling technologies) by Soviet geologists in 1970s and 80s. The size of the current Contract Area is over 300 sq km.
The current participants of the project are the South Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of Iraq (on behalf of the state) and a consortium of contractors comprising Lukoil /75%/ and the Iraqi North Oil Company /25%/.