Iraq Operators Struggle To Meet Start-Up Schedules
A combination of nightmarish bureaucracy, difficult logistics and local disputes is challenging foreign oil companies’ ability to meet ambitious schedules in Iraq, MEES learns.  A 175,000 b/d phase 1 of the Shell-led Majnoon field development will be the first of four major upstream projects due to start-up this year and its fate should prove to be a litmus test for the others.
Phase-1 Majnoon was...