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in the western desert, Iraq's Sunni heartland and once an al Qaeda stronghold, Mansuriyah in volatile Diyala province, and Siba in the relatively peaceful southern oil hub of Basra.
While the last date to submit bids for drilling in the East Baghdad oil field is September 15, for completing four gas wells in the Akkas
gas field in western Iraq, its September 30, according to an AP report.
The European Commission said: "Iraq made a political gesture of goodwill to the EU and promised at least 5 BCM [per annum] of gas in a first stage from the Akkas
field, and indicated that probably there would be more in the future for the European Union.
20 auctioned three major natural gas fields - Akkas
, Mansouriya and Siba - to IOCs under 20-year TSAs in its third bidding round since June 2009.
The MoO in September 2011 signed a TSA with the state-controlled Korea Gas (Kogas) to develop the Akkas
gas field in Anbar, which contains 3,300 BCF of non-associated gas.
1 trillion cubic feet Akkas
field, and Mansuriyah with estimated reserves of 3.
and Mansouriya were offered in the country's first bidding round, held in June last year.
6 million order to build natural gas processing facilities in the Akkas
gas field, al-Anbar province, northwestern Iraq.
It has been considering a link from the Akkas
field (30 km east of the Syrian border) to a 10 BCM/year Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP) built in Syria.
The Iraqi government has considered sending natural gas by pipeline to Europe via Syria and Turkey from the Akkas
field in Anbar province, north-west of Baghdad and about 35 km from Syrian border.
of Turkey won bronze medal in 3,000 meters in the European Athletics Indoor Championship in Paris.
Summary: BAGHDAD - Iraq's oil ministry will sign an initial deal with South Korea's KOGAS and Kazakhstan's KazMunaiGas for the western Akkas
gas field on Thursday, an oil ministry official said on Monday.
Abdul Mahdy Al Ameedi, head of the Oil Ministry's licensing and contracting office, also said in an interview he expects to initial a deal with South Korea's Kogas and KazMunaiGas of Kazakhstan to develop the Akkas
gas field in the next two or three weeks.
25 quoted as saying his department hoped to sign a delayed initial TSA for the Akkas
gas field "by the end of this year" after clearing up some misunderstanding which led to the deal being postponed at the last minute earlier this month.
He added Anbar wanted the Akkas
contract to include a clause committing foreign companies to selling gas on the domestic market, as well as to processing it into value-added energy products that could be sold locally.