The Gharraf [Garraf] oil field in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] province, 85km north of the City of Nasiriyah, started producing oil on a large scale.
Iraq’s Ministry of Oil said the flow rate was 35,000 barrels a day, and peak production of 230,000 bpd was expected in 2017. Oil production started on Saturday 31st August 2013
Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX), in partnership with Malaysian national oil company PETRONAS and the Iraqi state-owned North Oil Company (NOC), secured the winning bid for the field in December 2009 under Iraq’s Second Petroleum Licensing Round.
The Thi Qar Governor, Yahya Mohamed Baqir Al-Naseri in a visit to the newly constructed Oil field announced that an extra 11 oil wells will be drilled very soon to complete the first stage.