Badra Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator / Owners:
    • Gazprom Neft's 30 per cent,
    • Kogas' 22 per cent,
    • Petronas' 15 per cent
    • ТРАО's 7.5 per cent
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: Wassit Province
  • Production start: 2014
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 3 billion barrels of oil
  • Production Volume: The maximum oil production is expected to total about 170,000 barrels per day


  • The Badra oil field is located in the Wasit Province in eastern Iraq. According to preliminary estimates, the geological reserves of the Badra field total 3 billion barrels of oil.
  • Production is expected to begin on the oil field in 2013, and is expected to reach 170 thousand barrels per day (approx. 8.5 million tons per year) by 2017 and to maintain that level for seven years
  • A total 17 production wells and five injection wells are planned at the field.
  • A gas treatment plant (UKPG) with the capacity to handle some 1.5 billion cubic metres per year is being constructed
  • A pipeline supplies oil to the Gharraf oil Field, from where it is transported to the Basra Export terminal


  • Schlumberger: Contract drilling
  • Alderley: Provision of a Liquid Ultrasonic metering system


  • 1979 - The Badra discovery well was drilled
  • 2009 - Iraqi government awarded the operating rights to a consortium led by Gazprom Neft
  • 2011 - Gazprom Neft completes seismic survey
  • 2011 - Gazprom Neft selects Schlumberger as contractor for drilling
  • 2011 - Drilling of the first appraisal well
  • 2012 - Gazprom Neft starts work on third well
  • 2012 - Halliburton selected for well testing
  • 2014 - First oil produced


  • Cretaceous Mauddad carbonate formation


  • Badra crude Oil is a light crude of 34°-35° API, close to Brent in characteristics. But its sulfur content is 3%-4%


  1. Gazprom Neft Names Front End Engineering Design Contractor for Iraqi Badra Field
  2. EITI, Badra(field)
  3. Alderley FZE win major contracts in Iraq
  4. Gazprom Neft Gets Down to Work in Iraq
  5. Gazprom Neft completes seismic survey in Iraq
  6. Gazprom Neft selects contractor for drilling in Iraq
  7. Gazprom Neft starts drilling in Iraq
  8. Gazprom Neft starts work on third well at the Badra field in Iraq
  9. Gazprom Neft selects contractor to test wells at Badra
  10. Gazprom Neft begins well tests at Badra oil field in Iraq
  11. Gazprom Neft produces first oil at Badra oilfield, Iraq
  12. Gazprom Neft connects Badra field to main Iraqi pipeline system
  13. Gazprom Neft selects contractor to lay pipeline in Iraq
  14. Gazprom Neft begins production in Iraq
  15. Investors in Iraq’s Badra field to start seeing returns

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