https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-oil/iraqi-oil-minister-asks-bp-to-develop-kirkuk-oilfields-oil-ministry-s

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An oil field is seen in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has asked BP '‘to quickly make plans to develop the Kirkuk oifields,‘’ an oil ministry statement said on Wednesday. Iraqi government forces on Monday took control of the oil-rich region of Kirkuk from Kurdish peshmerga fighters who had occupied the area in 2-14, in the course of the war on Islamic State. BP says on its website it has provided technical assistance in the past to the Iraqi state-owned North Oil Company to aid the redevelopment of the Kirkuk field. Kirkuk is estimated to have around 9 billion barrels of recoverable oil remaining, according to BP. Full story

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