Rumaila stories

This page is dedicated to news stories from Rumaila. They provide insight into how the field is progressing; how we look after our people, and how Rumaila is making important contributions to its surrounding communities.

FIELD DEVELOPMENTS

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180km² of land cleared of UXO

After eight years of removing unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the Rumaila concession area, ROO has reached the landmark of clearing 180 square kilometres of land.
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Water injection helps to double production in North Rumaila

Oil Production in North Rumaila has more than doubled since ROO was established in 2010. Key to this success has been our on-going water injection programme. Find out more in the below video.
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Largest ever vessels arrive at Rumaila

Six new production vessels – three dehydrators and three desalters (D&Ds) – have arrived at two Rumaila degassing stations, following an operation described as one of the largest shipments ever to be moved on Iraqi roads.
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Rumaila oilfield achieves 3 billion barrel production landmark

Rumaila has produced three billion barrels of oil since the Rumaila Operating Organisation joint venture began operating in January 2010. 
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Horizontal drilling introduced – a technology first for south Iraq

New high angle wells at Rumaila have proved to be 300% more productive than conventional wells – read more about this exciting new technology.
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SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES

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Supporting Iraq’s oil sector

Two Iraqis are currently benefitting from REF scholarships (the Rumaila Education Fund – click here for more information) at Middlesex University, near London. These are their stories.
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Bringing communities together with football

Four football pitches funded by ROO have been built in three villages that reside within or close to the Rumaila oilfield, as part of a programme of activities to serve local communities.
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Al Khora Women’s Training Centre – providing skills to the disadvantaged

Over 400 local women have completed voluntary training at this centre – read more about the success of this project initiated by Rumaila.
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Staff donations to local causes reaches $160,000

Rumaila’s personnel – BP, SOC and PetroChina staff – have given $160,000 through personal donations and various fund-raising activities to help local initiatives.
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OUR PEOPLE

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Mohammed Rysaanr

Monitoring high-performance wells

Mohammed Rysaan works in the ESP Troubleshooting Team, monitoring high-performance wells. Below he explains more about the importance of his work.
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Abdulla Ghazi

Life at Rumaila

Abdullah Ghazi Al-Ebadi is a Basrawi who works at Rumaila’s Subsurface Department. Below he shares some insights about his career and life at Rumaila.
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Husam

A first in Iraq: industrial hygiene international certification

Rumaila Industrial Hygienist Husam Falah Atiyah Al-Saedi has become the first Iraqi in Iraq to attain the International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH) from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
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An Iraqi Medical Team

The Rumaila medical team has successfully transitioned from being a team of expatriate medics to become a team staffed by qualified and certified Iraqi medical health practitioners.
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