Kuwait National Petroleum Company

The Status of Global Oil Production (Part 2)

By Roger Blanchard, Resilience.org

Ed. note: Part 1 of this series can be found on Resilience.org here. Oil Production in Middle East OPEC Nations Middle East Oil Production The Middle East is well known as a prominent oil producing region.  It has many of the largest convention oil fields in the world such as Ghawar (Saudi Arabia Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) 110-120 Gb), Burgan (Kuwait EUR 66-72 Gb), Safaniya (Saudi Arabia EUR 37 Gb), Rumaila (Iraq EUR 20 Gb), Ahvaz (Iran EUR 25 Gb), and many more. Five countries in the Middle East are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Middle East oil producers tend to be quite secretive when it comes to field level information.  The U.S. Department of Energy/ Energy Information Administration (U.S. DOE/EIA) provides oil production data for OPEC countries, but with few exceptions, the status of...