Oil Production a New PSA Commenced in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Aliyev / In October Apsheron Operating commenced oil production from the Hovsani-Zykh contract area, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan said. In October the company produced over 5,000 tons of oil. The figure is lower than the production rate fixed last year in this filed by 30.2%.
The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) received on November 6, 2007 a bonus payment of $2 mln from RUSSNEFT Apsheron Investments Limited in accordance with an Agreement signed between the Azerbaijan Government and the extractive company on the rehabilitation, development and production sharing for the block including the Zykh and Govsany oil fields in the Azerbaijan Republic. The bonus was paid following the Effective Date.
Russia's RussNeft signed a PSA (Production Sharing Agreement) contract with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) on the joint development of Azerbaijani onshore oil field Hovsan-Zykh Trend reports. SOCAR has a 25% share in the contract and RussNeft obtained 75% of the PSA contract. In accordance with the contract, the company should increase its oil production from Hovsan-Zikh by 1.5 times every two years.
The contract area of the Zykh field is 65,000 sq. m. The remaining oil reserves are 12 mln tons. There are 234 wells in the area. 168 of them have been in operation during different periods of time. Presently, oil production is carried out by means of 10 wells that make up 25 tons and 20,000 cu. m of gas per day. The volume of the extracting water reservoir is 470 cu. m per day.
Hovsan field was discovered in 1948. The current oil production from the field is 260 tons and 900,000 cu. m of gas a day. Oil is produced from 19 wells.