The Eridu field is located 150 kilometres west of Basrah in the prolific Widyan Basin. The field was discovered in February 2017 flowing 8 000 b/d of sweet oil from the Mishrif formation. LUKOIL's initial volume estimate is 3 billion barrels of oil in place. Two successful appraisal wells have been drilled and another is planned. Further appraisal drilling and flow testing is required prior to a field development plan being prepared.