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Iraq production resilient despite Kirkuk shut-in

Incremental gains from southern fields have helped Iraq partially recover from temporary production stoppages at Bai Hassan and Avana.
The Badra oil field on Dec. 6, 2017. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's oil production has rebounded in the past two months, as the country brings new supply online to offset shut-ins at two fields in Kirkuk.

Production dropped to 4.500 million barrels per day (bpd) in November and recovered to 4.550 million bpd in December, according to Iraq Oil Report estimates based on data collected from each of the country's fields in both federal Iraq and Kurdistan.*

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