* Contract worth multimillions of dollars
* Second Iraq job announced by Halliburton this month
NEW YORK Aug 31 Halliburton (HAL.N), the No. 2
oilfield services group, said on Tuesday it had won a contract
from Italian oil company Eni (ENI.MI) to help develop 20 oil
wells in the Zubair field in southern Iraq.
Oil producers and oilfield services companies, including
Halliburton peer Schlumberger Ltd (SLB.N), are ramping up
operations in Iraq, which is hoping to use its vast oil
resources to rebuild the country.
Halliburton did not give financial details on the deal,
which it described at a "multimillion dollar" contract that
included services such as wire-line logging, perforating,
acidizing and well testing.
Halliburton's former unit KBR (KBR.N) was the U.S.
government's biggest contractor in Iraq after the U.S.-led
Earlier this month, Halliburton said it had been awarded a
letter of intent to work with a Shell-led (RDSa.L) consortium
developing the Majnoon field in southern Iraq, one of the
world's largest oilfields.
"Halliburton has made a strategic investment in our Iraqi
infrastructure and the award of this contract, coupled with the
recent letter of intent awarded by Shell and its partners,
demonstrates that we have the technology and people in place to
deliver in Iraq," Halliburton Chairman and CEO David Lesar said
in a statement.
(Reporting by Matt Daily, editing by Maureen Bavdek)