Revived Qayarah production feeds exports

Crude from the Sonangol-operated field south of Mosul is being trucked to market via the Khor al-Zubair port in Basra.
Revived Qayarah production feeds exports
A worker for Iraq's South Oil Company calls in an oil tanker to fill up at the al-Basra Oil Terminal in February 2010. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - The Qayarah oil field is continuing its resurgence, trucking its increasing production to both a nearby refinery and 960 kilometers south to the Khor al-Zubair port for export.

Although the field is struggling to load enough tanker trucks to operate at its full 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) capacity, and is only a fraction of the country's 4.867 million bpd production, its revival after being ravaged by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group is itself an achievement by the Oil Ministry.

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