Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi (center) lays a cornerstone at the Halfaya oil field, in Missan province, on July 9, 2017. The ceremony marked the beginning of the third and final development phase, which is slated to raise production from 200,000 bpd to 400,000 bpd. (Source: Oil Ministry) PUBLISHER’S NOTE: To access an extensive collection of data gathered and curated by Iraq Oil Report on a monthly basis, including field-by-field production figures, please subscribe to the Iraq Oil and Financial Dataset . Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi has consistently said he intends to achieve a production capacity of 5 million bpd by the end of this year, and Iraq appears to be well on its way. Oil production jumped by nearly 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) – from 4.573 million bpd in May to 4.671 million bpd in June – according to an Iraq Oil Report analysis of production data […]