Block 9 is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Iraq and is operated by Kuwait Energy. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Block 9. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Block 9, namely the Faihaa Development. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2024.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Egyptian General Petroleum, Emirates National Oil and United Energy Group.

Production from Block 9

The Block 9 conventional oil field recovered 7.11% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2025. The peak production will approximately 311.80 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2065. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,714.77 Mmboe, comprised of 1,714.77 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Block 9 conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.19% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Block 9 conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Block 9 project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: He Fu International

Main EPC: China National Machinery Industry and CNOOC Petrochemical

About Kuwait Energy

Kuwait Energy Plc (Kuwait Energy), a subsidiary of United Energy Group Ltd, is an oil and gas company that carries out the exploration, appraisal, development and production of hydrocarbons. The company operates a wide range of oil and gas assets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It has assets across Egypt, Yemen and Iraq. Kuwait Energy produces oil from East Ras Qattara (ERQ), Burg El Arab (BEA), Abu Sennan and Area A in Egypt, Block 9 and Siba in Iraq. The company also provides technical expertise, advice and assistance to oil and gas companies, and local governments. Kuwait Energy is headquartered in Hong Kong City, Hong Kong

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