Persian Gulf and Middle-East
The Al-Fakkah Field, also known as
Jebel Al-Fauqi or Jebal Al-Fauqi, is an oil field located in southern
Iraq's Maysan Governorate and Khuzestan Province. Iraq and Iran have
been in dispute over the Fakkah oil field and other adjacent fields
such as the Abu Ghurab, and Buzugan since 2003.
Yadavaran Oil Field is one of the
NIOC Recent Discoveries which is located in Khuzestan. The name is
new, as the field is made up of two former fields, Koushk (discovered
in 2000) and Hosseinieh (discovered in 2002). After researchers discovered
that the two fields were actually connected, the field was renamed
as the Yadavaran Field. The field is estimated to have reserves of
up to 17 billion barrels .
Azadegan oil field - The field is
located 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Ahvaz close to the Iraqi border.
The oil field was discovered in 1999. The first exploration well was
drilled in the field in 1976, but its discovery was finalized after
drilling the second well in 1999. Iranian authorities claims that
Azadegan field has oil-in-place reserves of about 33.2 billion barrels.
Marun Oil Field is the second-largest
oil field in Iran. Discovered in 1963, the Marun fields produce from
onshore wells. The field produces approximately 520,000 barrels per
The Nowruz oil field- Yadavaran Field
oil field located in Khuzestan. The name is new, as the field is made
up of two former fields, Koushk (discovered in 2000) and Hosseinieh
(discovered in 2002). After researchers discovered that the two fields
were actually connected, the field was renamed as the Yadavaran Field.
The field is estimated to have oil reserves of up to 17 billion barrels.
Asaluyeh / South Pars / North Dome
field is a natural gas condensate field located in the Persian Gulf.
It is the world's largest gas field, shared between Iran and Qatar.
This gas field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometres , of which
3,700 square kilometres (South Pars) is in Iranian territorial waters
and 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi) (North Dome) is in Qatari
North Pars Gas Field is one of the
biggest independent gas fields of the world. This field which was
discovered in 1967 is located some 120 kilometers south east of Bushehr
province in water depths of 2 to 30 meters in the Persian Gulf. In
1963, exploration activities started in this field with carrying out
seismic tests and the first exploration well was completed in 1967.
Golshan gas field is one of the NIOC
Recent Discoveries which is located at approximately 180 km south
east of Bushehr, 65 km offshore the Persian Gulf. The volume of gas
in place (GIP) of the field is estimated at 42 to 56 TCF. On December
26, 2007, the contract for development of the field was signed between
NIOC and SKS of Malaysia.
Ferdowsi Gas Field is one of the
NIOC Recent Discoveries which is located at approximately 190 kilometers
southeast of Bushehr, 85 kilometers offshore the Persian Gulf.
Aghajari Oil Field
Gachsaran Oil Field
Ahwaz Oil Field
Last Discovery March 2012 - The National
Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) has discovered one of the country's biggest
oil fields with high quality crude in a southern province, Mehr news
has reported. "The preliminary studies show enormous crude reserves
in this oil field, which can be considered as one of Iran's biggest
fields," ( location to be confirmed )
Oil Fields of Iraq
Kirkuk Oil Field is an oilfield near
Kirkuk, Iraq. It was discovered by the Turkish Petroleum Company at
Baba Gurgur ("St. Blaze" in Kurdish) in 1927. The oilfield
was brought into production by the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) in
1934 . Kirkuk still produces up to 1 million barrels per day , almost
half of all Iraqi oil exports.
Al-Fakkah oil Field, also known as
Jebel Al-Fauqi or Jebal Al-Fauqi, is an oil field located in southern
Iraq's Maysan Governorate and Khuzestan Province, Iran.
Az Zubair Oil Field, also known as
Az-Zubayr, is an oil field located in southern Iraq, west of Basrah.
It is one of the largest fields in the world and was discovered in
1949 by the Basrah Petroleum Company, an associate of the Iraq Petroleum
Company. It has 4.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
Babe Gurgur Oilfiled is a large oil
field near the city of Kirkuk which was the first to be discovered
in Northern Iraq in 1927. It was considered
the largest oil field in the world until the discovery of the Ghawar
field in Saudi Arabia in 1948.
East Baghdad Oil Field is a group
of oil fields, located east of Baghdad, Iraq. East Baghdad is proven
to hold 8 billion barrels (1.3 billion cubic metres) of recoverable
reserve and believed to have a production potential of 400,000 barrels
per day . The oil field was discovered in 1976 .
Halfaya Oil Field is located east
of Amarah, Iraq. Halfaya is proven to hold 4.1 billion barrels of
recoverable oil reserve. In December 2009, the China National Petroleum
Corporation was awarded a 50% stake in the development of the field
and France's Total S.A. along with Malaysia's Petronas were awarded
a 25% stake.
Majnoon Oil field is a super-giant
oil field located 60 km (37 mi) from Basra, Basra Governorate in southern
Iraq. Majnoon is one of the richest oil fields in the world with an
estimated 23-25 billion and proven reserves of 12.6 billion of barrels
of oil in place. The field was discovered by Braspetro, a Brazilian
company in 1975.
Nahr Umr Oil Field is located north
of Basrah, Iraq. Nahr Umr Field is proven to hold 6.6 billion barrels
of recoverable reserve. The oil field was discovered in 1948 by the
Basrah Petroleum Company, an associate of the Iraq Petroleum Company.
Rumaila oil field is a giant oil
field located in southern Iraq, approximately 20 mi (32 km) from the
Kuwaiti border. The dispute between Iraq and Kuwait over allegedly
slant-drilling in the field was one of reasons for Iraq's invasion
of Kuwait in 1990. This field was discovered by British Petroleum
(BP) in 1953. Rumaila is considered
the fourth largest field in the world
West Qurna Oilfield is one of Iraq's
largest oil fields, located north of Rumaila field, west of Basra.
West Qurna is believed to hold 43 billion barrels of recoverable oil
reserves, making it the second largest
field in the world after Saudi Arabia's Ghawar oil field.
Oil Fields of Kuwait
Burgan Oil Field is located in the
desert of southeastern Kuwait is one of the world's largest and richest
oil fields. After its discovery in February, 1938, the USA and UK-
owned Kuwait Oil Company began commercial oil production at Burgan
in 1946. The oil field is so rich that it is one of the world's easiest
Great Burgan Oilfiled is located
in the Great Burgan area holds reserves of approximately 70 billion
barrels of oil and is considered to be the world's
second largest oil field. These three fields together
pump 31' and 33' range crude into 14 tank farms.
Raudhatain Oil Field is an oil field
in Northern Kuwait. It contains 6 billion barrels of oil.
Rumaila Oil Field is a giant oil
field located in southern Iraq, approximately 32 km from the Kuwaiti
border. Rumaila Oil Field was discovered by British Petroleum (BP)
in 1953. Under Saddam Hussein, it was nationalized by Iraq. Since
then, this massive oil field remains under Iraqi control. Rumaila
is considered the fourth largest field in the world.
Al Shaheen Oil Field is a production
oil and gas field off the north east of coast of Qatar in the Persian
Gulf, 180 kilometres north of Doha. The oil field lies over the North
Gas Field, the largest gas field in the world. The field is operated
by Maersk Oil Qatar AS of Denmark under a production sharing agreement
with Qatar Petroleum, on behalf of the state of Qatar. The oil field
was discovered in 1992 by Maersk Oil.
Dukhan Oil Field is a large petroleum-producing
field extending over an area of approximately 80km in Qatar. The first
well was drilled in 1939/1940 and the first export of petroleum from
Dukhan went out in 1949. The field produces up to 335,000 barrels
of crude oil per day. It contains 4 reservoirs - Khatiyah, Fahahil
and Jaleha/Diyab, 3 are oil reservoirs, and 1 contains non-associated
gas. Oil and gas are separated in 4 degassing stations; Khatiyah North,
Khatiyah Main, Fahahil Main and Jaleha. Stabilized crude is transported
by pipeline to the Mesaieed port.
Al-Jalila Oil Field is an oil field
located offshore of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf.
The oil field was discovered in early 2010 and production of the oil
field was expected by late 2011 according to the UAE government.
Upper Zakum Oil Field is one of the
largest, most prolific oil fields in the world that has produced for
more than 40 years. Situated about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest
of Abu Dhabi, the oil field spans more than 288,000 acres (450 square
miles) and lies in the deep waters of the Persian Gulf. It is estimated
that Upper Zakum contains 50 billion barrels of oil and it currently
produces more than one-half million barrels a day. Upper Zakum should
remain in production until 2026. Two fields, Upper and Lower Zakum,
and is considered to be the fourth largest oil field in the world.
Sajaa Field was discovered in December,
1980 on Amoco's 100% working interest concession in Sharjah, United
Arab Emirates. The Sajaa Field is significant as it is both Sharjah's
largest producing field and Sharjah's first gas-condensate development.
The original concession covered the entire onshore
area of Abu Dhabi and extended 3 miles offshore along the coast and
around islands that are part of the emirate. Seismic work in the concession
began in 1947. The first exploration well, then the deepest in the
Middle East, was drilled at Ras Sadr, near Taweela, in 1950. The first
well to be discovered that has commercially viable deposits of hydrocarbons,
Murban-3, was drilled in 1960 and production commenced from the Bab
Field in 1963. ADCO's second field at Bu Hasa began production in
1965. Asab and Sahil fields came on line in the 1970s and Shah in
1983. By the early 1970s water injection for reservoir pressure maintenance
purposes had been undertaken in Bab and Bu Hasa fields.
Asab Field is located approximately
185 km south of Abu Dhabi in rolling sand dunes some 30 km north of
the Liwa oasis.
Sahil Field is located approximately
90 km south of Abu Dhabi town and 48 km North of Asab station.
Shah Field is located about 230 km
south of Abu Dhabi and about 70 km south west of Asab Field. It covers
an area of 160 square kilometers.
Bu Hasa field is located south west
of Abu Dhabi city in sand dunes and intervening plains between the
areas of Saruq Qufa and Bida Al Qemzan. The field was first discovered
in 1962 and oil production commenced in 1965. It has the highest installed
production capacity of any of ADCO's fields. In terms of proven oil
reserves, it is one of the top twenty fields in the world.
North East Bab (NEB) field comprises
three major structures containing some of ADCO's largest oil reserves,
namely, Al Dabb'iya, Rumaitha and Shanayel. NEB fields are located
in the one of the most environmentally sensitive area of all ADCO
Bab field is located in a desert
area approximately 160 km southwest of Abu Dhabi city. The land type
surrounding Bab is generally categorized as flat terrain with sand
plains and dunes
Qusahwira Field located south east
of the UAE capital (Abu-Dhabi). Qusahwira oil field, about 80 km southeast
of Asab field.
Bahrain was the first place on the Arabian side of
the Persian Gulf where oil was discovered. Bahrain has proven oil
reserves of 125 million barrels, all in one field - Awali.
Awali field was discovered in 1932,
and was the first oil field developed in the Persian Gulf. In the
early 1970s. Currently, however, production at the Awali field is
declining. In 2001, Awali produced only 35,000 barrels per day (bbl/d)
of crude oil.
First Oil Well it is the first oil
well in the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf and is located in Bahrain.
The well is situated below Jebel Dukhan. Oil first spurted from this
well on 16 October 1931, and the well finally began to blow heads
of oil on the morning of 2 June 1932.
Yibal is the largest oilfield in
Oman. It began production in 1968, and at its peak had a production
of nearly 250,000 barrels per day . In recent years, it has begun
to decline, and in 2005 produces about 88,000 barrels per day . The
Yibal oil field is operated primarily by Royal Dutch Shell.
Marmul heavy-oil field is located
in South Oman in the province of Dhofar. Marmul Al-Khalata (AK) reservoir
is the largest of the three main reservoirs in the Marmul field containing
highly viscous, medium density crude.
Oil fields of Saudi Arabia
Ghawar Oil Field located in Al-Ahsa
Governorate, it is by far the largest conventional oil field in the
world. Ghawar was discovered in 1948 and put on stream in 1951The
field is entirely owned and operated by Saudi Aramco, the nationalized
Saudi oil company.
Khurais Oil Field in Saudi Arabia
that went online on June 10, 2009, adjacent to the world's largest,
the Ghawar trend. The Khurais field, with an area of 2,890 km²
and 127 km long, located about 250 km southwest of Dhahran and 300
km north southeast of Riyadh. Pilot-scale production at Khurais began
in 1963, but the field was never fully developed.
Qatif Project is an oilfield development
project in Qatif, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Qatif field located
in north of Dhahran and not far from Ras Tanura, operated by the country's
national oil company Saudi Aramco. The Qatif Producing Plants are
the largest crude increment built in recent times, and the world's
largest crude production facility. The completion of the project added
650,000 barrels per day to the 150,000 barrels per day already produced
from the Abu Safah field.
Safaniya Oil Field is the largest
offshore oil field. It is located about 265 kilometres (165 mi) north
of the company headquarters in Dhahran in the Persian Gulf, Saudi
Arabia. Measuring 50 by 15 kilometres with a producing capability
of more than 1.2 million barrels per day. The oil field is operated
and owned by Saudi Aramco. The oil field was discovered in 1951. It
is considered the largest offshore oil field in the world. When it
was first put in production in 1957, it flowed 50,000 barrels per
day of crude oil from 18 wells.
Shaybah Oil Field is a super-giant
oil field located in Shaybah. It was discovered in 1998 and developed
by Saudi Aramco. The oil field is operated and owned by Saudi Aramco.
The total proven reserves of the Shaybah oil field are around 14 billion
barrels, and production is centered around 1,000,000 barrels per day.