Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field (Iran)

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Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field is an operating oil field in Iran.

Along with Ahvaz-Asmari Oil Field (Iran), Ahvaz-Bangestan is a part of the Ahwaz complex.

Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field is also sometimes referred to as Ahwaz.

Project Details

Main Data

Table 1: Field-level project details for Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field

*Final Investment Decision
Unit name Status Operator Owner Discovery year FID* year Production start year
Ahvaz-Bangestan Operating[1] Karun Oil and Gas Production Company[2] National Iranian Oil Company (100.0%)[3] 1953[4] 1954[5]

Production and Reserves

Table 2: Reserves of Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field

million bbl = million barrels of oil
Fuel Description Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year Source
oil recoverable reserves 42000 million bbl 2018 [6]
oil original oil in place 280000 million bbl 2018 [6]
oil recoverable reserves 37000 million bbl 2019 [7]

Table 3: Production from Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field

million bbl/y = million barrels of oil per year million bbl = million barrels of oil
Category Fuel Description Quantity Units Data Year Source
cumulative production oil 1200 million bbl 2019 [7]
production oil 80.3 million bbl/y 2015 [8]


Table 4: field-level location details for Ahvaz-Bangestan Oil Field

Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Onshore, Iran[8] 31.3118, 48.8121 (exact)[8]

The map below shows the exact location of the field(s) within the Ahwaz complex:

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Articles and Resources

Additional data

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