A senior oil delegation headed by the Iraqi minister oil and Wassit governor will head to China by the end of this month to discuss means of developing the Ahdab oilfield in the province.
"The visiting delegation will also include officials from the ministry's contracts department and several local officials," an official spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, Aasem Jihad, told Aswat al-Iraq -Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
"Talks will focus on the establishment of al-Zabidiya electricity station, which is expected to be fed with fuel from the field," the spokesman noted.
Ahdab oilfield is one of the largest fields in the country, whose capacity is expected to reach 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) once rehabilitation work is completed, Jihad added.
Wassit, 180 km south of Baghdad, is in the east of the country. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra.Its major cities include the capital, Kut, and al-Hayy. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province.
(Voices of Iraq)