Missan Oil Company
|شركة نفط ميسان|
|Headquarters||Amarah, Maysan |
|Parent agency||Ministry of Oil|
Missan Oil Company is a state-owned oil and gas company located in the Maysan Governorate, Iraq.
It was spun off from South Oil Company in 2008 to expand oil activities in Maysan and to set up joint ventures with international companies to develop the province's oil fields.
The Maysan Oil Company (MOC) is responsible for fields in the Maysan province which include six producing fields (Bazergan, Abu-Gharb, Fakka and Halfaya), as well as Majnoon, which it operates in partnership with the South Oil Company. Maysan also holds five discovered but unproducing fields, including the Huweiza, al-Rafi’e, East Rafidan, Dujeila and Kumait fields.
The company's headquarters are in the capital of Maysan province, Amara. Managing Director Ali Muarij was reported to have been removed from the post in June 2011 after being charged with bad administration and failure to achieve higher oil production results during his tenure. However, as of mid-2012 press reports suggested he was still in his post as head of the company.
- Ibrahim, Waleed (Jun 28, 2008). "New Iraq oil firm aims to triple production in Maysan". Reuters. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- "Foreign Companies Keen to Work for Missan Oil" Iraq Business News, 1 December 2011. Cite error: Invalid
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- "South Iraq Missan’s Council sacks Missan Oil Company’s DG from his post " Aswat Al-Iraq, 9 June 2011.
- "Missan heralds oil boom with Halfaya opening" Iraq Oil Report, 19 July 2012.