Rumaila ( Er-Rumaila , Rumaila ) ( Arabic: الرميل -) is a super-giant oil field in Iraq ( the Persian Gulf oil and gas basin ), located in southern Iraq near the city of Basra . Opened in 1953 . Deposits at a depth of 2.0-3.8 km. The Western Kurna deposit is also referred to the northern part of Rumaila.
Geological reserves are estimated at 5.4 billion tons. The oil density is 0.85-0.87 g / cm³ or 33 ° API .
Rumaila is divided into northern and southern parts. The part of South Rumaila belonging to Kuwait is called Ratka .
The operator of the field is the British oil company BP (38%). The remaining shares in the field are distributed as follows: CNPC (37%) and the Iraqi government (24%). Oil production in 2011 amounted to 70 million tons.