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Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Enhancing field efficiency through maintenance
The South Rumaila Main Pipelines, Tanks and Flares Maintenance Section played a vital role in the emergency shutdowns at four...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Maintaining safety training
The Safety Training Team has successfully devised a new training pattern by offering training online. ...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Committed to keeping wells and degassing stations in check
The Inspection and Integrity Team successfully carried out several inspection and assessment activities that enabled Rumaila’s equipment, wells and degassing...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: TAR completed successfully through teamwork
Recognizing the teams behind the Qurainat Degassing Station (DS) phase 1 turnaround (TAR)....
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Working hard to put wells on production
The South Rumaila (SR) Static Equipment Maintenance Section carries out essential maintenance tasks that have a direct impact on Rumaila’s...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Managing shutdowns safely
Mishrif Qurainat Degassing Station successfully completed a safe ‘pitstop’ shutdown to undertake vital repairs and remove vulnerabilities at the site....
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Stepping up when it matters
The SR Main Pipelines, Tanks, Flares and Industrial Water Stations (IWS) Maintenance Section has continued to maintain a variety of...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Managing workplace safety
To contend with the new virus threat, the Control of Work (CoW) Team has had to adapt the CoW procedure...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Day-to-day operations
Day-to-day operations at Rumaila have continued across the field, albeit with multiple restrictions. The South Rumaila Rotating Equipment Maintenance Section,...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Flexible working
A flexible approach to work is crucial in the current climate. Over the past few months, many departments have had...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: Maintaining performance
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Rumaila has continued to produce oil for Iraq, with production remaining stable. Indeed, the field...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: North Rumaila Water Injection Mechanical Maintenance Section
Across the field, individuals and teams are stepping up to meet the extraordinary challenges that the coronavirus COVID-19 presents. Here,...
Adapting and delivering for Iraq: South Rumaila Mechanical Maintenance Team
Despite the problems caused by COVID-19, the SR Mechanical Maintenance Team successfully fixed and restarted three gas turbines at Markazia...
The Data Services Team: driving Rumaila’s digital modernization
A new Data Services Team has been established to support Rumaila’s digital strategy. ...
ROO Firefighting and Rescue Team: a journey of continuous improvement
In recent years, ROO Firefighting and Rescue Team has undergone a transformation in both personnel capability and equipment upgrade....
Taking swift action to prevent production losses
Rumaila now has over 200 ESP online wells, contributing around 460,000 barrels of oil per day. ESPs are placed at...
Achieving more together
Every year, the Wellhead Maintenance (WHM) Team has a target in the ROO Annual Operating Plan to carry out preventative...
Relying on each other
This video begins to illustrate the breadth of teams that work across the field – and reminds everyone at Rumaila...
Taking action to save local lives
North Rumaila Safety Supervisor Kamal Nasser Jabur has taken his learnings from Rumaila to establish an organization to improve safety...
Improving vital technology
Hussam is a Shift Engineer within the North Rumaila ESP (Electrical Submersible Pump) Section. Below, he talks about his recent...
Adapting to international standards
The Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant (QAWTP) treats industrial water for injecting into oil wells. Reliability and Maintenance Manager, Abbas...
Keep water flowing
Dhiyaa Rabee Nemaa is manager of the Maintenance Section for North Rumaila’s water injection wells, CPSs, industrial water pump stations...
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...
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...
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...
An Iraqi Medical Team
The Rumaila medical team has successfully transitioned from being a team of expatriate medics to become a team staffed by...
Essential infrastructure work to safeguard the local community
Supported by the Rumaila Social Welfare Fund, new box culverts have been installed on an important market road at Abu...
Successful school renovations to support quality education
Rumaila Social Welfare Fund’s project to renovate the building used by two North Rumaila primary schools improves children’s learning environment....
Supporting local communities to grapple with COVID-19
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Al-Khora Primary Health Clinic (PHCC) has continued to successfully aid thousands...
Celebrating the graduation of the Al Khora kindergarten class
A class of thirty children from the kindergarten at the Al Khora Community Centre for Women have graduated, ahead of...
Local communities benefit from improved road network
Rumaila’s Social Welfare Fund has supported the construction and refurbishment of over 25km of roads at the Al Khora village,...
Extensive renovations completed at local school
Donations raised by ROO staff have funded refurbishments at the Al Dura school to help improve the teaching environment....
The Mobile Health Clinic – improving the lives of local people
The Mobile Health Clinic established by Rumaila’s Social Welfare Fund has had a significant impact on improving the lives of...
Supporting Iraq’s oil sector
Two Iraqis are currently benefitting from REF scholarships (the Rumaila Education Fund – click here for more information) at Middlesex...
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...
Making a difference – the Al Khora Community Centre for Women
Over 400 local women have completed voluntary training courses to learn new skills, thanks to a scheme established by ROO....
Staff donations to local causes reaches $160,000
Over the past three years, Rumaila’s personnel – BP, BOC (previously known as SOC) and PetroChina staff – have given...
Evolving from the ground up
A new saturation mapping tool is revolutionizing the way teams interpret Rumaila’s dynamic reservoirs. ...
Rumaila oilfield achieves milestone of 400 new wells drilled
Since 2010, a total of 333 producing wells, 35 water injectors and 32 produced water disposal wells have been drilled...
First stage of transformative trunkline project completed
A new oil manifold has been installed to serve Mishrif Qurainat Degassing Station, representing the first step in ROO’s Field...
Accelerating technology solutions
A new terminal server environment has been introduced in response to recent changes in ways of working and in support...
Revolutionising Data Analytics at Rumaila
Power BI, a new web-based application, has transformed the way Rumaila collects, analyses and views data, making the operation more...
Powering Rumaila and Basra
The Rumaila Power Plant (RPP) was formally opened in March 2018 and has been providing power to the field and...
First FWKOs come on-line
Construction and commissioning of the first Free Water Knock Out (FWKO) vessels at Shamiya Degassing Station is complete, with vessels...
Radio system upgrade complete
The full roll out of the sophisticated digital radio communications system, Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), is now complete, providing full...
Degassing Station transformed by new vessels
The new dehydrators and desalters (D&Ds) at Degassing Station Four (DS-4) have been successfully integrated and brought online, increasing DS4’s...
Over 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...
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...
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...
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....
Horizontal drilling introduced
Horizontal drilling by new high angle wells at Rumaila has proved to be 300% more productive than conventional wells –...
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Press releases (18)
Rumaila completes first step in 2,000km fibre optic journey
  • 2,000km optical fibre network will deliver higher speeds, greater reliability and security
  • 45km of core ring completed in Phase...
Rumaila oilfield modernization continues with new water injection facility
  • New cluster pump station capable of injecting up to 320,000 barrels per day of water
  • Water injection from the...
Rumaila oilfield delivers strong 2020 performance despite COVID-19 challenges
  • Strong performance sees average of 1.392 million barrels per day produced, despite COVID-19, low oil prices impacting activity and...
Rumaila oilfield reaches 5 billion oil barrels milestone
  • Around $310 billion in revenues generated for Iraq since ROO took over management of field
  • 40% rise in daily...
Completion of the installation and training on a CT Scanner for the Basra Al-Sadir Teaching Hospital
Basra Oil Company (BOC), through the operator of Rumaila oilfield, announces the completion of the installation and training on a...
10-year milestone reached in Rumaila’s journey of transformation
The Rumaila Operating Organisation has reached the milestone of its 10 year anniversary. Since it began its work to safely manage...
Rumaila Oilfield hits 30-year high oil production rate
The Rumaila oilfield produced 1.467 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018 – the oilfield’s highest annual rate of production...
New digital oilfield facility proves its worth
Recently opened Advanced Collaborative Environment facility allows real-time analysis of field production data In accordance with BOC’s objectives, Rumaila’s programme of...
Rumaila production rises for eighth consecutive year as Iraqi contracts double in value
The 2017 Rumaila Annual Report submitted by the Basra Oil Company (BOC) to the Iraq Ministry of Oil highlights an...
Rumaila oilfield power plant completed
The Rumaila Power Plant (RPP) is now completed and fully operational. The plant was officially opened in a ceremony on...
Rumaila oilfield expands facility capacity to produce 80,000 more barrels a day for Iraq
The Rumaila Operating Organisation (ROO) is pleased to announce the start-up of a new production train at Degassing Station (DS-02)...
Media (10)
CT scanner for Basra Al-Sadir Teaching Hospital
Basra Al-Sadir Teaching Hospital’s Dr Sina’a Sagir talks about the benefits of the new CT scanner. [2:25]...
10-year milestone reached in Rumaila’s journey of transformation
Rumaila’s recognizes 10 years of operating as One Team. [9:49]...
Rumaila: Annual Video Report 2018
Our annual story that summarises the activities and achievements delivered by the Rumaila Operating Organisation in 2018...
Rumaila: Annual Video Report 2017
Find out more about the work delivered at Rumaila in 2017. [14:02]...
Rumaila: Working as one team
Find out more about how Rumaila works as one team across a vast operation that covers 16,000 km2...
Dehydrator and Desalter Units
Find out more about some of the equipment we are bringing in to increase production and maintain oil quality. [3:06]...
Rumaila: our work in the community
Find out more about how we work with our friends in our neighbouring communities to address social issues. [7:12]...
2016: a year of exceeding targets
Find out more about how Rumaila delivered another successful year. [10:14]...
The pressure problem
Find out more about how Rumaila is dealing with one of the biggest challenges of sustaining oil from our mature...
Rumaila: first five years
The story of Rumaila’s first five years: what we have achieved, how we work and how our operations has changed...
Publications (2)
OPERATING RUMAILA IN A $50-BARREL WORLD
Rumaila General Manager’s speech to the Iraq British Business Council....
DELIVERING FOR BASRA
This booklet reflects on the close and interconnected relationships that exists between Rumaila and the people of this region, illustrating...
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