Dragon Oil announces signing of Iraq exploration Block 9 service contract
- Iraq: Monday, January 28 - 2013 at 09:19
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Dragon Oil plc, an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, announces that the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the Tender Committee signed the final service contract with a consortium of companies, including Dragon Oil, for the exploration, development and production for Block 9 in Iraq.
Block 9 is located in the Basra province and covers an area of approx. 900km2.
If Block 9 is found to be commercial during the five-year exploration period, during which time the consortium is eligible for a possible renewal for another two years twice, the consortium is automatically eligible for 20-year development and production phases, extendable by a further five years.
Dr Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to announce the formal signing of the service contract for Block 9, which had previously been initialled on 16 July 2012. This step concludes the formal process following which the consortium now has the right and obligation to commence the exploration activities in the Block. We look forward to working with our partners in Iraq."
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