January production steady

Rising production from state-operated projects helped compensate for temporary disruptions at the West Qurna 1 field.
January production steady
Workers operate a drilling rig at the West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's oil production remained strong in January, averaging about 4.548 million barrels per day (bpd), roughly in line with the trend that rounded out 2017 as a breakout year.

Fields under control of the federal government produced 4.180 million bpd and those controlled by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) produced 368,000 bpd, according to Iraq Oil Report estimates based on data gathered from each producing field.

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