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Gas output at Azerbaijan’s Bahar field slightly up

Oil&Gas Materials 6 November 2018 14:44

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.6

By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

Gas production from the Bahar in the third quarter 2018 has slightly increased, the US Greenfields Petroleum Corporation said in its report.

Reportedly, the volume of output has increased, as the production from well B-170, successfully recompleted in second quarter 2018, contributed to offset declines on wells B-107 and B-108 which capital workovers failed due to collapsed casing.

The reactivation of well B-173 was underway at the end of the quarter, according to the report.

“For the Bahar, BEOC’s construction efforts continue to focus on platform refurbishment to enable access for workovers and production operations, as well as infrastructural improvement projects related to the causeway, facilities and pipelines,” said the company.

Earlier, Greenfields Petroleum Corporation told Trend that the gross production of gas at the block during the reporting period totaled 21,566 mcf/d (thousand cubic feet per day).

Greenfields Petroleum Corporation is a junior oil and natural gas company focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves principally in Azerbaijan. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Bahar Energy Limited (BEL), the corporation owns an 80 percent interest in the Exploration, Rehabilitation, Development and Production Sharing Agreement (the “ERDPSA”) with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan ("SOCAR") and its affiliate SOCAR Oil Affiliate (“SOA”) in respect of the offshore block known as Bahar Gum Deniz (the “Bahar Project”) which includes the Bahar Gas Field and the Gum Deniz Oil Field.

The Bahar Gas Field consists of 45 offshore platforms including a central processing and metering platform to gather the gas for onward transport through a three 12-inch pipelines to the shore-based gas and liquid handling facilities. The platforms, in most cases are built on 24 to 30 pilings each in an average water depth of about 16 metres.

A total of 203 wells were drilled in Bahar Gas Field prior to 2010. More than 100 of these wells remain available for BEOC to utilize at its discretion in current or future operations. Currently 10 of these wells are producing natural gas.

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