First Production from Iraq's Majnoon Field Expected in July

First production from Iraq's Majnoon field is expected in July, Thamir Ghadbhan, top energy advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said on June 18, 2013. The giant Majnoon oil field is being developed by a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA).

Total output from Majnoon is expected to reach 175,000 barrels a day by the end of the year.

For the original June 18, 2013 piece from The Wall Street Journal referenced in this summary, click here.