BAGHDAD, April 14 Iraq will invite 15 companies
before the end of the year to bid to develop three gas fields
and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), Total (TOTF.PA) and South
Korea's KOGAS (036460.KS) are favoured, an Iraqi oil official
said on Wednesday.
"We are keen to select international companies with
experience with gas and which have gas projects across the
world," said Sabah Abdul Kadhim, head of the Oil Ministry's
petroleum contracts and licensing directorate.
"Shell, Total and KOGAS will be at the top of the list
because they have good experience in the gas industry and gas
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Michael Christie)