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Protests shut down Nassiriya field

The 60k bpd field is the second in two days to stop production amid global supply concerns as Russian war in Ukraine continues.
The Nassiriya oil field in Dhi Qar province. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

NASSIRIYA - Iraqi oil workers shut down the Nassiriya oil field in southern Dhi Qar province around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, two hours after instructions were issued, following threats to do so during a week of intense protest.

The Nassiriya field, operated by the state-run Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), is a fraction of the country's crude that has been taken offline in recent days, following the activation of a maintenance plan at the West Qurna 2 oil field.

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