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November 26, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:01pm

West Qurna-1 Conventional Oil Field, Iraq

By Carmen

West Qurna-1 is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Iraq and is operated by ExxonMobil Iraq. The field is located in block West Qurna-1 Contract Area.

An expansion project is associated with the West Qurna-1, namely West Qurna-1 Development. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

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

Production from West Qurna-1

The West Qurna-1 conventional oil field recovered 30.42% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2035. The peak production will approximately 700 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 5,207.98 Mmboe, comprised of 5,207.98 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. West Qurna-1 conventional oil field reserves accounts 1.13% 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: China Petroleum Engineering and SNC-Lavalin Group

EPC Contractors: China National Petroleum, Fluor and Hyundai Motor Group

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