Iraq's oil output revival at stake for want of water

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"* Project designed to raise oil extraction rates

* But red tape, cost disputes slow it down

* Some mature fields already suffering from lack of water

* Project may not now be enough, even if completed

* Some oil majors now building own facilities

By Rania El Gamal

DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A lack of water threatens Iraq's plans to raise its oil output, boost its stumblingeconomyand become a leading producer in the region afterSaudi Arabia.

A multi-billion dollar common seawater injection scheme designed to boost production from the giant export oilfields in Iraq's south is snarled up in red tape and acrimony." Read more@