Royal Dutch Shell's natural gas development joint venture with Mitsubishi and South Gas will have significantly increased production from the Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna 1 oil fields in Iraq by year's end, said Ali Hussein Khudhier, director of South Gas. "We are producing now 400 million cubic feet a day and targeting 500 million cubic feet a day by the end of 2013. We are expecting to reach 2 billion cubic feet a day in 2017," Khudhier said.

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