Norwegian oil firm DNO International said production at its Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan was back to around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day after a pipeline malfunction.
"There was a stoppage which lasted for about 26 hours, but now we are back again at full production," said DNO spokesman Tom Bratlie. "We have had to live with some downtime since we started producing again in February."
Oil exports on the main pipeline from Iraq's Kurdish region, where Norway's DNO has operations, were halted due to technical problems and "malpractice", the region's government said. The Kurdistan Regional Government said Iraq's North Oil Company had "serious technical difficulties" with its main export pipeline, which carries about 100,000 barrels of crude per day, and labelled "false" reports that exports had been deliberately suspended.