Kjetil Tonstad (left), Regional Vice President Middle East of Statoil, shakes hands with Abdul-Mehdi Al-Ami, the Deputy Director-General of the Department contracts after a signing ceremony at the Iraqi Oil Ministry in Baghdad, as Dmitry A. Timoshenko, Lukoil's vice president of strategy and business development, looks on. (Associated Press)

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Kjetil Tonstad (left), Regional Vice President Middle East of Statoil, shakes hands with Abdul-Mehdi Al-Ami, the Deputy Director-General of the Department contracts after a signing ceremony at the Iraqi Oil Ministry in Baghdad, as Dmitry A. Timoshenko, Lukoil's vice president of strategy and business development, looks on. (Associated Press)