Q&A: Hussein Abdul-Kadhim Hussein, director of the Rumaila Operating Organization

The Rumaila field produces one-third of Iraq's oil, but it has pulled back from record output due to budget constraints and OPEC obligations.
Hussein Abdul-Kadhim Hussein, director of the Rumaila Operating Organization, speaks in his office at the Rumaila field in July 2020. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - In the past 10 years, the Rumaila oil field has increased production by 40 percent and solidified its position as Iraq's most prolific asset, accounting for more than one-third of the country's production.

Despite its size, it faces similar obstacles as most other projects – development plans that swing on the price of oil, and a continuous need to invest, just to maintain output levels.

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