Iran's Reshadat oil field gets second drilling platform

Oil&Gas Materials 27 September 2012 17:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27/ Trend M. Moezzi

The second drilling platform has been installed in Iran's Reshadat oilfield in the Persian Gulf.

Abbas Rajabkhani, the head of the Lavan region at the National Iranian Offshore Oil Company (NIOOC), said that the wells in the central and northern parts of the Reshadat field will become operational after the platform is installed, the IRIB reports.

This was the second drilling platform to be placed in Reshadat in the last two months. When two additional platforms are added, the field will have the capacity to produce nearly 70,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). The field's current output is 20,000 bpd.

According to the second phase of the field's development, five platforms and three connection bridges must be placed in the field in the next year.

Reshadat oilfield is 105 kilometers southwest of Lavan Island in the Persian Gulf. It was discovered in 1966. It began producing light crude oil in 1968.