Ahvaz Field

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Ahvaz oil field
Ahvaz Field is located in Iran
Ahvaz Field
Location of Ahvaz oil field
Country Iran
Region Khuzestan Province
Offshore/onshore Onshore
Coordinates 31°19′13″N 48°40′09″E / 31.32028°N 48.66917°E / 31.32028; 48.66917Coordinates: 31°19′13″N 48°40′09″E / 31.32028°N 48.66917°E / 31.32028; 48.66917
Operators NISOC
Partners NIOC
Field history
Discovery 1953
Start of production 1954
Current production of oil 750,000 barrels per day (~3.7×10^7 t/a)
Estimated oil in place 65,500 million barrels (~8.94×10^9 t)
Recoverable oil 25,500 million barrels (~3.48×10^9 t)
Producing formations Miocene

The Ahvaz oil field is an Iranian oil field located in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province.[1] It was discovered in 1953 and developed by National Iranian Oil Company. It began production in 1954. Ahvaz field is one of the richest oil fields in the world with an estimated proven reserves are around 65.5 billion barrels (~8.94×10^9 t), and production is centered on 750,000 barrels per day (119,000 m3/d).[2][3] The field is owned by state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and operated by National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC).[4]

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  1. ^ "NIOC details additional reserves in Ahwaz field - Iran". Ihs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31. ]
  2. ^ "Extraction of Crude Petroleum in Iran-Overview". mbendi.com. 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Giant oil and gas fields" (PDF). rand.org. 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Iran - Onshore Oil & Gas Fields". The Free Library. 2014.