West Qurna Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
    • West Qurna I: Exxon - 60%, Oil Exploration Company of Iraq - 25%, Shell - 15%
    • West Qurna II: Lukoil
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • One of the world's largest oil fields
  • The redevelopment is split into two separate projects, West Qurna I & II


  • Halliburton:
  • WorleyParsons: Project management, technical and construction supervision personnel to support the West Qurna-2 engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities
  • Kentz: Front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning and start-up of the processing facility


  • 2009 - The field was offered in the first licencing round but the one bidding consortium did not meet the payment terms
  • 2011 - Production increased to 285,000 barrels per day, beating targets
  • 2011 - Exxonmobil Awards Drilling Contract To Halliburton
  • 2012 -
  • 2013 - Peak production target for Phase II reduced to 1.2 Million bpd
  • 2014 - West Qurna-1 M/T130 project launched



  1. First Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round
  2. Iraq’s West Qurna I Field Reaches Oil Production Milestone
  3. Exxonmobil Awards Drilling Contract To Halliburton For West Qurna (Phase I) Oil Field In Southern Iraq
  4. Iraq natural gas joint venture gets final approval
  5. West Qurna 2 exit process completed
  6. Contract for LukOil in Iraq
  7. MoO Sign with Lukoil on The first Amendment for West Qurna Contract
  8. Kick-off meeting on West Qurna-1 M/T130 project held
  9. SNC-Lavalin Group Member, Kentz Corporation Awarded Contract for Oil Processing Facility at ExxonMobil’s West Qurna 1 Field in Iraq

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