Iraq plans to resume oil production from its Nineveh oilfields in the upcoming months, Reuters reports.
In a statement released to the media, the oil ministry indicated the fields could come back online in the “next few months,” according to Reuters.
The region contains the Qayyara and Najma oilfields, which, prior to being seized by the Islamic State in 2014, produced approximately 30,000 barrels per day (b/d) of heavy crude. In 2016, the Islamic State burned oilfields as it was driven from the area, according to Reuters.
The Iraqi government has also recently moved to reassert its control over the oilfields in the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, Zawya reports.