Zubair field set to kick off year-on-year growth

New infrastructure is nearly complete, with more to come, and the Eni-operated field will start adding 100,000 bpd this and next year.
Zubair field set to kick off year-on-year growth
An engineer at the Zubair oil field on Jan. 21, 2010. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI /AFP/Getty Images)

BASRA - Iraq's second-largest producing oil field is wrapping up a 200,000 barrel per day (bpd) processing facility which, along with a drilling program, will enable it to increase production by 65 percent in four years.

Zubair, operated by Italy's Eni, produced an average of around 425,000 bpd in January, according to two Iraqi oil officials in Basra, second only to the BP-CNPC-operated Rumaila field, at 1.465 million bpd.

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