Iraqi state firm Midlands Oil Co on 24 April signed a development contract for the 5.6tcf Akkas gas field in Anbar province with little-known Ukrainian “Ukrzemresurs.”

An official with the Iraqi oil ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) last October told MEES the firm is “ready, qualified and government-owned” (MEES, 6 October 2023), but the firm is virtually unknown. (CONTINUED - 343 WORDS)