Shell completes sale of its stake in Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oil field

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Shell EP Middle East Holdings B.V. has completed the sale of the entire share capital of Shell Iraq B.V (SIBV), which held its 19.6% stake in the West Qurna 1 oil field, for $406 million, to a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation. The purchaser has also assumed debt of $144 million as part of the transaction.

The West Qurna 1 venture will continue to be operated by ExxonMobil. Shell’s other businesses in the country are not affected by this divestment.

 

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