These challenges range from dealing with the declining pressure levels in the reservoirs that drives a base decline of 17%, to the problem of increased water coming up our wells, working with old facilities that date back to the 1960s and 70s, and a physically challenging environment with serious legacy issues. ROO is overcoming all of these difficulties.
As reservoirs adapt and change, so too must Rumaila’s facilities, tools and techniques.
These are conditions that staff members regularly endure, but these difficulties are also compounded by a legacy of environmental damage as well as war and conflict – with the land strewn with thousands of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Find out more about how Rumaila is working to clean the environment of past legacy issues and UXO on this page.