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Firefighters from the KWWK (Kuwait Wild Well Killers) pose for group picture at Rumaila Oil Field in southern Iraq. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. 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. This well was of relatively low volume. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.

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Firefighters from the KWWK (Kuwait Wild Well Killers) pose for group picture at Rumaila Oil Field in southern Iraq. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. 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. This well was of relatively low volume. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.