Highlights SOMO exporting crude from this field Plans to reach 60,000 b/d by end-2018 Refinery tender still pending Amman — Production from northern Iraq’s Qayara oil field, which until last year was shut-in during the war with Islamic State, is gradually ramping up with the government targeting an ambitious 60,000 b/d by end-2018. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Iraq’s oil ministry said in a statement late Thursday that production was currently 30,000 b/d and it was putting a plan in place to double it by year-end. The ministry also said crude from this field was being exported for the first time by Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization. Previously the crude from this field would go solely to the nearby Qayara refinery operated by North Refineries Company, due to both proximity and a lack of viable alternatives. Since the field came back online, […]