Iran plans to boost Forouzan oilfield’s output by March 2013
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.21/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Iran plans to increase output at the Forouzan oilfield, by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2013), ISNA quoted an official with the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) as saying.
Mohammad-Baqer Soleimani added that once the development of the oilfield is completed, the field will yield some $10 million per day.
The Forouzan oilfield is shared by Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The field's daily output stands at 40,000 barrels at present, which will be increased to 100,000 bpd once the development plan is completed.
IOOC managing director Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh has said that the development plan is aimed at extracting 300 million barrels of oil in a 25-year period.
Iran sits on the world's second largest natural gas reserves after Russia and is trying to grow its gas production by increasing foreign and domestic investments, especially in its South Pars gas field.
The field is shared by Iran and Qatar. The Iranian share, which is divided into 29 phases, has about 14 trillion cubic meters of gas, or about eight percent of the total world reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas resources.