Western Qurna ( note : the prevailing accent on the last syllable in Russian does not correspond to the original geographical name) , Arab. غرب قرنة , English West Qurna is a large oil field in Iraq ( the Persian Gulf oil and gas basin ) located in southern Iraq . Western Qurna is the northern part of Rumaila . Opened in 1999 .
- 1 Information about the field
- 2 Developers
- 3 notes
- 4 References
Geological oil reserves are estimated at 3.44 billion tons. From West Qurna-1 - 1.38 billion tons, and West Qurna-2 - 2.06 billion tons.
The oil density is 0.88-0.90 g / cm 3 or 27 ° API . Oil production in 2008 amounted to 2.56 million tons.
According to Iraqi official data for 2010, the reserves of West Qurna are estimated at 43.302 billion barrels, which makes this field the second largest in the world  .
Western Kurna is divided into 2 parts: Western Kurna-1 and Western Kurna-2 .
- The operator of West Qurna-1 is the American ExxonMobil (60%). Other project participants are the Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell (15%) and the Iraqi South Oil Company (25%). Estimated production volumes will amount to 2.1 million barrels per day.
- West Qurna-2 is operated by Russian Lukoil (56.25%). Other project participants are Norwegian Statoil (18.75%) and Iraqi North Oil Company (25%). Estimated production volumes will amount to 1.8 million barrels per day (by 2017). On May 30, 2012, the transfer of a stake in the project from the Norwegian company Statoil in connection with its exit from the project was completed. Thus, the share of Lukoil is 75%. Development of West Qurna-2 began on March 29, 2014. [one]