Controlled by: Ministry of Oil (Baghdad).
Location: 50 km northwest of the city of Basra
Reserves: 8.7 billion barrels of oil
ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold 25% to PetroChina and 10% to Pertamina in November 2013, leaving it with a 25% stake.
Shell originally had a 15% stake, but sold it to CIECO West Qurna Limited, a subsidiary of Japan's Itochu Corporation, in 2018 for $406 million.
Itochu's website lists the current interests as: ExxonMobil (US (Lead Contractor), 32.7%; Petrochina (China) 32.7%; Itochu (Japan) 19.6%; Pertamina (Indonesia) 10.0%; Oil Exploration Company (Iraqi state-owned company) 5.0%.
In January 2022, the Iraqi cabinet approved the sale of Exxon's stake in the field to the state-owned Basra Oil Company (BOC) at a price of up to $350 million.
Contract granted: 2009
Contract duration: 20 years.
Remuneration: $1.90 per barrel of oil
Plateau production target: 2.825 million bpd.
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A full list of oil and gas fields controlled by the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad can be found here.