A group of gunmen blew up a bomb at the Bai Hassan oil field in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk, setting some production facilities on fire, Reuters reported. The well pumps 2,500b/d of crude and is under the control of Kurdish peshmerga fighters, who arrived at the scene after the militants had fled and found two other bombs, but managed to defuse them, according to Oil Price.
ISIS fighters launched a previous attack on Bai Hassan in an attempt to take down a gas compression station nearby.
Most of Iraq’s daily production of 4.6mb/d comes from the southern region and is exported from ports in the Gulf zone. About 500,000b/d are exported from the Kurdish self-rule region through the Turkish terminal of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean.