West Qurna-1 is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Iraq and is operated by ExxonMobil Iraq. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block West Qurna-1 Contract Area. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the West Qurna-1, namely the West Qurna-1 Development. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2025.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, Itochu, Ministry of Oil, Iraq and PT Pertamina (Persero).

Production from West Qurna-1

The West Qurna-1 conventional oil field recovered 32.44% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2029. The peak production will approximately 700.00 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2064. The field currently accounts for approximately 8% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 5,056.50 Mmboe, comprised of 5,056.50 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. West Qurna-1 conventional oil field reserves accounts 1.12% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the West Qurna-1 conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the West Qurna-1 project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: John Wood Group and SNC-Lavalin Group

Main EPC: SNC-Lavalin Group and China Petroleum Engineering

EPC Contractors: China National Petroleum, Fluor and Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Other Contractors: Halliburton, John Wood Group, Jacobs Solutions, General Electric and ENKA Insaat ve Sanayi

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