Bai Hassan Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator:
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: southwest of the Kirkuk field
  • Production start: 1960
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 2.3 billion barrel
  • Production Volume:


  • The minor giant oil field of Bai-Hassan is locates near Kirkuk in North Iraq. The field has been discovered in 1953 by the Iraqi Oil Company (IPC) and having come on production in 1960


  • 1953 - Bai Hassan Oil Field is discovered by IPC
  • 1960 - Production starts
  • 2009 - ConocoPhillips led consortium unsuccessfully bid for the operating rights


  • The main part of the structure is referred to as the Kithke dome, the extension to the northwest as the Daoud dome. The main producing horizons are the same fractured Tertiary limestone formations as those found in the Kirkuk field (the Main Limestone). There is also production from the same three Cretaceous reservoirs as in Kirkuk, namely the Shiranish, Mauddud (though it excludes the Kometan) and Shu’aiba formations.


  1. Iraq Energy, Bai Hassan
  2. Iraq receives ones bid for Bai Hassan oilfield
  3. Geochemical Characterization of the Oil in the Tertiary Reservoir in Bai-Hassan Oil Field / Northern Iraq

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