Q&A: Hussein Abdul-Kadhim, Zubair field operations director

Oil production at Zubair is being ramped up towards a targeted 700,000 bpd within five years, but that goal will require more water injection than is currently available.
Hussein Abdul-Kadhim, the director of field operations at Zubair, in October 2022. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Production capacity at the Zubair oil field being developed by a consortium led by Italy’s Eni has ramped up to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), on its way to a targeted 700,000 bpd within five years, the field’s operations director Hussein Abdul-Kadhim told Iraq Oil Report in an interview.

Production from the field will be held at the current level in 2023 while the consortium completes a number of water injection projects to maintain production and allow for an increase in output. Current plans include projects to increase water injection capacity by a total of 850,000 bpd.

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