IRAQ

The Iraqi Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has selected the list of companies that have qualified to bid for the Nasiriya 300,000 b/d integrated oil field and refinery project. After two elimination rounds, the original roster of 18 pre-qualified companies has been culled. Neither ministry favorites Total or Lukoil were among the last five, though Russian state-owned heavyweight Rosneft made the cut.

The PCLD has already delayed the bidding...