After several years of delays and setbacks, the KRG’s Atrush Field, operated by Abu Dhabi state firm Taqa, is expected to begin oil production in a matter of weeks.

Taqa’s Toronto-listed partner Shamaran is confident the finishing touches will be provided to a crucial pipeline link by the end of June, handing a much-needed boost to Iraqi Kurdistan after two years characterized by production declines, payment concerns and relinquishments. (CONTINUED - 372 WORDS)