No 03



Iraq Faces Major Challenges To Sustain Oil Production Capacity At 2.8-3.0Mn B/D In 2004

MEES Editor-in-Chief Walid Khadduri reports from Baghdad.

Iraq is on schedule to implement plans agreed upon in mid-2003 to reach oil production capacity of 2.8mn b/d by the second quarter of 2004 and 3mn b/d by the end of the year (MEES, 28 July 2003). However, the question at hand is how to provide the necessary export facilities for this throughput and how to sustain...