Block 9 is located in southern Iraq, 25 kilometres north of Basra, on the border with Iran. The Faihaa oil field was discovered by a consortium led by Kuwait Energy in September 2014. It is an extension of Iran's giant Yadavaran field and was the first discovery from Iraq's 2012 exploration round. The well tested oil in both the Mishrif and Yamama formations and was hooked-up to a temporary processing facility and brought onstream in October 2015. Four wells are currently onstream.