Rumaila is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Iraq and is operated by Rumaila Field Operating Organisation (ROO). The field is located in block Rumaila Contract Area.

An expansion project is associated with the Rumaila, namely Rumaila Enhanced Redevelopment. This project is currently in the approval stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Petroleum, BP, Ministry of Oil and Iraq.

Production from Rumaila

The Rumaila conventional oil field recovered 66.88% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1979. The peak production was approximately 1,704.85 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049. The field currently accounts for approximately 30% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 9,827.69 Mmboe, comprised of 9,827.69 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Rumaila conventional oil field reserves accounts 2.13% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Rumaila conventional oil field

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

EPC Contractors: Hyundai Motor Group

Other Contractors: China National Petroleum, Fact-O-Rig, GE Oil & Gas, Hermes Datacomms and John Wood Group


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