Rumaila Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP / Petrochina
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: Southern Iraq
  • Production start: 1972
  • Partners: BP (38 percent), CNPC (37 percent) and SOMO ( 25 percent)
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 17 billion Barrels
  • Production Volume: 1.45 million barrels per day (bpd)


  • The Rumaila field is one of the world’s largest oilfields, and the largest in Iraq
  • BP and CNPC were the sole winners in Iraq’s first post-war licensing round with a bid which envisaged raising production to 2.85 million barrels a day, in return for a $2 per barrel fee for the incremental production.
  • The Basra Gas Company is constructing natural gas processing plants to reduce flaring


  • Drilling Rigs
    • Schlumberger / Iraqi Drilling Company contracts for three rigs,
    • Daqing Drilling contracts for three rigs,
    • Weatherford contract for one rig.
  • Cameron: Supply of the associated trees and wellheads
  • Centrilift, Al-Khorayef Petroleum: Supply and installation of electrical submersible pumps (ESPs)
  • GE: Supply of an integrated package of pumps, gas engines and additional equipment
  • Petrofac / CPECC: The inspection, maintenance and repair of degassing stations, rotating machinery and cluster pumping station
  • Technip / HQC: Front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for Ar Ratawi Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) train1


  • 1953 - Rumaila Oil Field discovered
  • 1972 - First oil produced
  • 2009 - Rumalia was the only field successfully transferred in the First Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round
  • 2009 - Technical Service Agreement was signed by BP & Petrochina
  • 2011 - GE signed contract to provide water injection technology
  • 2012 - Petrofac JV wins inspection, maintenance and repair contract
  • 2014 - FEED awarded for NGL plant
  • 2016 - The field reached cumulative production of 3 Billion barrels



  1. First Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round
  2. CNPC, Iraq
  3. Rumaila oilfield service contract signed in Iraq
  4. First Major Contracts Awarded for Rumaila Rehabilitation
  5. Rumaila Exceeds 10% Improved Production Target
  6. October is Busiest Month Yet for Rumaila Operations
  7. GE’s Integrated Technology Offering Selected for Produced Water Re-Injection in Iraqi Oil Field
  8. Petrofac JV wins US$229 million contract in Iraq
  9. Technip awarded FEED contract in Basra, Iraq
  10. Rumaila oilfield achieves 3 billion barrel production landmark

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