Kazakhstan starts trial production at "Liman" block
Astana, Kazakhstan, July 23
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The Kazakh "KazMunaiGas Exploration Production" JSC has started trial production at the Novobogat SE field (suprasalt) at Liman block in the first half of 2014, according to the press-service of the company.
"Trial production is planned for a period of two years. Based on the results of this trial production, a decision will be taken on the start of commercial production," the report said.
As reported earlier, in the first half of 2014 the company made a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field. Inflow of light dry crude oil and gas, with maximum flow rates of 1.9 kboe/day and 6 million cubic feet/day, respectively, with 24/64" (9.5 mm) choke, was produced while carrying out tests in reservoirs of the Bashkirian period at the U-24 well that was drilled in 2013 in the north-east wing of the field.
KMG EP is among the top three Kazakh oil and gas producers. The overall production in 2013 was 12.4 million tons (an average of 251 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company's share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. As of 2013, the company's total consolidated volume of proved and probable reserves including shares in the associates was 200 million tons (1.5 billion barrel), out of which 148.8 million tons (1.1 billion barrel) relates to Ozenmunaigas, Embamunaigas, and UOG (Rozhkovskoye field, Fyodorovskiy block).
Edited by CN