GLOBALink | PetroChina's oil field project in Iraq turns wasteland into vibrant town
In what used to be a wasteland in the southern Iraqi province of Maysan, a super-giant oil field, along with a vibrant town, has been built from scratch by PetroChina, one of the first Chinese companies that participated in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq.
PetroChina's Halfaya oil field has now grown into a mega complex that covers an area of 288 square km. It contains more than 300 oil wells, three crude oil central processing facilities, two power plants, a water treatment plant, a civil airport, an office and living base camp, and a natural gas processing plant under construction.
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