Souedieh Field

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Oil Production 100,000 bpd[1]
Discovered 1959[2]
Principal Partners Halliburton[3]
API Specificity 25.5[2]


The Souedieh field is one of Syria's oldest fields. Sometimes transliterated as "Suwaydiyah" or other versions) was discovered by a West German firm in 1959. It lay around 15 kilometres south of the first oil field discovered in Syria, the Karatchuk field.[2] The field produces Souedieh crude (or Syrian heavy grade).[4]

On discovery the field initially produced 20,000 barrels per day (bpd).[2] However as of 2010 the field was producing 100,000 bpd.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gulfsands Petroleum: Outlook", Edison Investment Research, 17 Setember 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Syria:Industry", US Library of Congress, retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. "Assessment of Syrian Energy Sanctions", Syrian National Council, 23 November 2011.
  4. "Syria: Country Profile", EIA, August 2011.