We have a 45% interest in the Majnoon oil field that we operate under a technical service contract that expires in 2030. The other Majnoon shareholders are PETRONAS (30%) and the Iraqi government (25%), which is represented by the Missan Oil Company. Majnoon is located in southern Iraq and is one of the world’s largest oil fields. In 2013, we successfully restarted production and Majnoon reached the milestone of first commercial production of 175 thousand boe/d. In 2014, production at Majnoon averaged 194 thousand boe/d.
We also have a 20% interest in the West Qurna 1 field. Our participating interest in the West Qurna concession has increased from 15% to 20% when the contract was renegotiated in 2014 and the government share reduced from 25% to 5% and prorated to the funding shareholders.
According to the provisions of both contracts, Shell’s equity entitlement volumes will be lower than interest implies.
We also have a 44% interest in the Basrah Gas Company, which gathers, treats and processes associated gas produced from the Rumaila, West Qurna 1 and Zubair fields that was previously being flared. The processed gas and associated products, such as condensate and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), are sold primarily to the domestic market with the potential to export any surplus.