Iraq targets Rumaila oil field output at 1.5 mb/d in 2018

1 Dec 2017

The Iraqi authorities plan to increase the oil production from the giant Rumaila oil field by 50,000 bl/d to 1.5 mb/d in 2018, after increasing water injections and commissioning new production facilities.

The Rumaila field is located approximately 50 km to the west of the city of Basra in southern Iraq and has been producing oil for around 60 years. It belongs to the mature oilfields category but still has estimated reserves of around 17 Gbl. With a current production of around 1.45 mb/d, it accounts for around 1/3 of Iraq's oil production.

The Rumaila field is developed under the framework of a Technical Service Contract (TSC) by the Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO), a joint venture (JV) between BP, PetroChina, Basra Oil Company (BOC) and State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). The TSC was signed in November 2009 for a 20-year period and was later extended until 2034.

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