Majnoon Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: Near Basra
  • Production start: 2013
  • Partners: Shell - 45%, Petronas (30%), Iraq’s Missan Oil Company (25%)
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 38 billion barrels of oil
  • Production Volume:


  • Majnoon is one of the world's largest oil fields, estimated by the Iraqi government to hold about 38 billion barrels of oil.
  • An early production system comprising two trains each with capacity for 50,000 barrels of oil per day
  • The Commercial Production Project is underway
  • The consortium bid a plateau production of 1.8 million barrels of oil per day, up from a previous level of approximately 45,000 barrels of oil per day.


  • Petrofac: Providing engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction management services for the development of a new early production system
  • Wood Group-CCC : Provision of skilled resources, tools, services and test equipment to assist the start-up, commissioning and testing of production facilities
  • Foster Wheeler / Kentz: Concept selection, front-end engineering design, detailed design and contract and procurement services
  • Alderley: Provision of a Crude Oil metering system


  • 2008 - Shell signed a preliminary agreement with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil for a gas gathering project
  • 2009 - The field was put up for tender in the second licensing round
  • 2011 - Petrofac awarded contract for early production system
  • 2013 - Wood Group-CCC awarded commissioning contract
  • 2013 - First production launched



  1. Royal Dutch Shell plc welcomes Iraq Majnoon contract award
  2. Iraq and Shell consortium sign the Majnoon Oilfield contract
  3. Alderley FZE win major contracts in Iraq
  4. Petrofac Awarded Shell Contract in Iraq
  5. Iraq natural gas joint venture gets final approval
  6. Iraq contract success for Wood Group-CCC
  7. Mr. Hussain Al- Shahristani Opens Majnoon Oil Field
  8. Foster Wheeler and Kentz Joint Venture Company awarded contracts by Shell for Majnoon Oil Field Development in Iraq

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