Bai Hassan is back online as Iraqi production grows

Kirkuk production has increased, but the Oil Ministry's efforts to find new routes to market for stranded capacity are incomplete.
Bai Hassan is back online as Iraqi production grows
Iraqi security forces at the Bai Hassan oil field on Oct. 19, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Inside:

  • Bai Hassan production resumes
  • Operational reality of new Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad pipeline
  • More trucks to Iran

KIRKUK - Iraq is taking significant steps to exploit latent oil production in Kirkuk, which has been shut in because of infrastructure constraints and political disputes.

The Bai Hassan oil field is now partially back online, and the state-run North Oil Company (NOC) is producing between 210,000 and 230,000 barrels per day (bpd), according to two NOC officials - by far the company's highest production rate in more than four years.

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