Speaking in Doha on 23 May at the Qatar Economic Forum, Iraq’s Oil Minister Hayan Abdulghani said that the country’s sixth licensing round is due to launched soon. Investors will be provided with details within the next 4-6 weeks on the licensing round, which will mainly cover fields along the Syrian and Saudi borders.

Iraq’s Oil Ministry is seeking to capitalize on growing momentum in its energy sector. It unveiled details of its “Fifth+” licensing round last week (MEES, 19 May), just three months after the government finally signed contracts for the winning bids for the country’s fifth licensing round, which was held in 2018 (MEES, 27 April 2018). (CONTINUED - 108 WORDS)