East Baghdad Field

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East Baghdad Field
East Baghdad Field is located in Iraq
East Baghdad Field
Location of East Baghdad Field
Country Iraq
Offshore/onshore onshore
Coordinates 33°21′8″N 44°38′53″E / 33.35222°N 44.64806°E / 33.35222; 44.64806Coordinates: 33°21′8″N 44°38′53″E / 33.35222°N 44.64806°E / 33.35222; 44.64806
Operators Iraq Ministry of Oil
Field history
Discovery 1976
Current production of oil 3,000 barrels per day (~1.5×10^5 t/a)
Estimated oil in place 8,000 million barrels (~1.1×10^9 t)

East Baghdad Field is a group of oil fields, located east of Baghdad, Iraq. East Baghdad is proven to hold 8 billion barrels (1.3 billion cubic metres) of recoverable reserve and believed to have a production potential of 400,000 barrels per day (64,000 m3/d). The oil field was discovered in 1976 and is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) wide and 64 kilometres (40 mi) long.[1]

In December 2009, despite previous negotiations with Japan's Petroleum Exploration Company, JAPEX, there were no bids to work on the oil field. Iraq's Ministry of Oil will likely work the site instead.[2]

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  1. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091211-702741.html Iraq Invites Intl Companies To Bid For East Baghdad Oil Field
  2. ^ http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidANA20091211T091651ZPKJ51 No offers on East Baghdad or Eastern Fields in Iraq auction