Iraq resumes production at Rumaila

12 October 2011

Crude production resumes at South field after two blasts

A spokesman from the UK’s BP has confirmed that production has resumed at the Rumaila South field after two blasts from unexploded ordnance disrupted flow.

BP said that Baghdad had asked them to resume work and production had been ramped up to 450,000 barrels a day (b/d). Usual production is 650,000 b/d, reports Dow Jones newswires.

The Rumaila field has extensive amounts of unexploded ordnance that was left over from the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88 and the first Gulf War in 1991.

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