Iran starts a project to develop the Masjed Soleyman oil field-- which is the oldest in the Middle East region-- in the south of the country.
The project aimed at producing 100 million barrels of crude per year is carried out by an Iranian-Chinese consortium.
The consortium is made up of China's National Petroleum Company (CNPC) and Iran's Naftgaran Engineering & Services Co.
The $151 million development project will be completed over a three-year period.
Once implemented, the Masjed Soleyman oil field is expected to yield 25,000 barrels a day, for which 17 wells must be drilled, the project manager said.
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