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A camel grazes near the Rumaila oil fields of southern Iraq. Hundreds of camels graze around the oil well fire being worked on by Boots and Coots. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Rumaila, southern Iraq. Many of the wells are 10,000 feet deep and produce huge volumes of oil and gas under tremendous pressure, which makes capping them very difficult and dangerous. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.

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A camel grazes near the Rumaila oil fields of southern Iraq.  Hundreds of camels graze around the oil well fire being worked on by Boots and Coots. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve.  Rumaila, southern Iraq. Many of the wells are 10,000 feet deep and produce huge volumes of oil and gas under tremendous pressure, which makes capping them very difficult and dangerous. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.