Gas output at Azerbaijan’s Bahar field down by 4%

Oil&Gas Materials 1 May 2019 10:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Gross gas production from the Bahar Gas Field in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 21,056 cubic feet per day (mcf/d), a 4 percent decrease relative to the third quarter of 2018, Trend reports citing the US Greenfields Petroleum Corporation, which is the operator of the Bahar-Gum Deniz block through its subsidiary Bahar Energy Limited (BEL).

The company said that gas production in fourth quarter of 2018 was impacted by the loss of two wells (B-140 & B-205) due to mechanical failures and liquid loading.

“Workovers to reestablish production for these wells are planned as soon as rigs can be mobilized. The loss of production was partially offset by the end of the fourth quarter 2018 with the successful reactivation of well B-173,” the report reads.

For the Bahar Gas Field, 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, according to Greenfields Petroleum Corporation.

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 Project is operated by BEOC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BEL, under the terms of a Joint Operating Agreement.

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.


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