Zubair Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Eni
  • Country: Iraq
  • Location: Near Basra, in southern Iraq
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Eni - 32.81%, Iraqi Missan Oil Company (25%), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy, 23.44%), Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas, 18.75%)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 4.5 billion barrels of proven reserves
  • Production Volume:


  • Zubair field is one of the largest discovered fields in the world, but currently produces well below potential
  • It is being redeveloped by an Eni led consortium
  • The consortium plans to increase production from the Zubair field to 1.2 million barrels of oil a day
  • The project includes the drilling of more than 200 wells, the construction of treatment facilities and the required collection network, as well as the refurbishment of the existing plants


  • Halliburton: Services such as wire-line logging, perforating, acidizing and well testing
  • Expro: Completely non-intrusive multiphase production testing
  • Saipem: Offshore Sea Water - Intake
  • Process Group: 2 x 40,000 BWPD Water Treatment Package


  • 1949 - Zubair Oil Field discovered
  • 2009 - The field was offered in the first licencing round but the bidding consortium did not meet the payment terms
  • 2009 - Eni led consortium awarded contract for the field
  • 2010 - Production reached 201,000 barrels of oil per day
  • 2013 - Production target reduced to 850,000 bpd



  1. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Engineering Refe
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. First Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round
  4. Dietsmann wins $40M Services Contract in Iraq
  5. Eni awarded the license for the Zubair giant field in Iraq
  6. ENI Awards Halliburton Contract To Provide Multiple Energy Services In Iraq
  7. Eni achieves key production milestone in the Zubair field, in Iraq
  8. Iraq natural gas joint venture gets final approval
  9. Expro awarded milestone Iraq SONAR testing contract
  10. Eni signs amendment to the Zubair oil field Technical Service Contract in Iraq

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