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.

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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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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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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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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Operating Rumaila in a $50-barrel world
Rumaila General Manager’s speech to the Iraq British Business Council. 
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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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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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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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