Reservoir management for the Iraqi oil fieldsIssam al-Chalabi's article (OGJ. Mar. 24. 2003, p. 42) regarding the Iraqi oil policy: present and future perspectives provided us with an excellent historical background of the Iraqi oil fields and a political plan to restart its production. Due to the extreme past neglect of Iraq's huge reserves development and operation along with the confusion and ramifications of the future oil policy, it is predicted that Iraqi oil fields will continue to suffer major reservoir mismanagement. To upgrade Iraqi oil fields from textbook examples of mismanaged reservoirs to properly managed reservoirs, the reservoir management principles should be int...

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