A consortium led by the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China's largest oil company, won a bid to develop Halfaya oilfield in Iraq, CNPC said on Wednesday.
Under the 20-year deal, CNPC, Total, Petroleum Nasional Berhad (Petronas), and Iraq's state-owned South Oil Co will jointly develop the 4.1 billion barrel Halfaya field.
According to an agreement initialed previously, the consortium will receive $1.4 of service fee from each barrel.
The consortium plans to boost output from the current 3,100 barrels a day to 535,000 barrels.
CNPC has 37.5 percent of the interests in the project. Total and Petronas will take 18.75 percent each, leaving Iraq's state-owned South Oil Co with the remaining 25 percent.
It is the third important project that CNPC participated in Iraq after the Ahdab and Rumailia projects.