This latest well is currently producing 11,000 bpd, with potential to increase production to 15,000 bpd. In total, the daily production at the field has now increased by more than double, currently exceeding 21,000 bpd.
Sergei Petrov, general director, Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. explained: “The Sarqala-2 well is operating under high reservoir pressure and temperature. But by using exceptional technical solutions in well construction we have been able to make significant reductions in operating costs, as well as bringing the project in on time.”
Oil was initially produced from the Garmian block in 2011, with commercial crude shipments from the field beginning in 2015. To date, total cumulative production at the field stands at 7 MMbbl of oil. The first phase of expanding gathering and treatment capacity to 25,000 bpd is now complete, while further work continues on expanding infrastructure to accommodate 35,000 bpd. Drilling of the Sarqala-3 well is planned for later this year, completing Phase I of field development.
Source: World Oil