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November 25, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:31pm

Garraf Heavy Oil Field, Iraq

By Carmen

Garraf is a producing heavy oil field located onshore Iraq and is operated by PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding. The field is located in block Garraf Contract Area.

An expansion project is associated with the Garraf, namely Garraf Expansion. This project is currently in the commissioning stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National, Japan Petroleum Exploration, Mitsubishi, Petroliam Nasional, Ministry of Oil and Iraq.

Production from Garraf

The Garraf heavy oil field recovered 18.89% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2029. The peak production will approximately 230 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 98 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,181.25 Mmboe, comprised of 1,102.94 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 469.9 bcf of natural gas reserves. Garraf heavy oil field reserves accounts 2.70% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Garraf heavy oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Garraf project as follows.

Main EPC: Al-Tafaweq Co for General Contracts

EPC Contractors: China Oil HBP Science & Technology, Hyundai Motor Group, Progetti Europa & Global and Recon Technology

Other Contractors: Amarinth, ArcelorMittal, Baker Hughes, Enefcon Engineering and Ergil Group


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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