Testing of the central gathering station should be completed within 3 months. The field will then be ready to reach commercial production levels of 15,000 b/d. Production is expected to peak at 170,000 b/d in 2017 (OGJ Online, Mar. 13, 2014).
The gathering station’s first line has been constructed with a capacity of 60,000 b/d.
Gazprom Neft, the operator, has 30%; Iraqi Oil Exploration Co. 25%; KOGAS 22.5%; Petronas 15%; and TPAO 7.5%.
The field is in Wasit Province. The development contract with the Iraqi government was signed in January 2010.