LONDON Aug 22 Indonesia's state oil firm
Pertamina is set to buy a stake in Iraq's giant West
Qurna oilfield from Exxon Mobil, joining PetroChina in
the $50 billion project, industry and Iraqi oil sources said on
The deal could be Pertamina's largest foreign acquisition
and mark its first move into Iraqi oil and gas production since
U.S.-led forces toppled leader Saddam Hussein in 2003.
As things now stand, Pertamina is likely to take a 10
percent stake in the project at the southern oilfield, now
pumping nearly 500,000 barrels per day, the sources said.
(Reporting by Peg Mackey; editing by Jason Neely)