(Adds details on repayment)
BASRA, Iraq, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia’s Litasco, an oil trading arm of Lukoil, will finance Iraq’s Nassiriya oil project to double production capacity to 200,000 barrels per day (bpd), Iraq’s state-run Dhiqar Oil Co said in a statement on Wednesday.
The deal which was approved by the cabinet on Tuesday includes building a 100,000 bpd oil production facility and a 42 km oil pipeline by a joint venture between State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), an oil ministry arm overseeing the project, and Italy’s Progetti Europa & Global.
The project will take 28 months, according to the statement.
The statement said Iraq’s state-oil marketing company, SOMO, will pay back Litasco with crude oil shipments. (Reporting by Aref Mohammed, writing by Ahmed Rasheed, editing by Chris Reese and Cynthia Osterman)