Iran’s ICOFC carries out oil drilling at depth of more than 41,000 meters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Oil drilling was carried out at a depth of 41,300 meters in fields owned by the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC) last year (March 21, 2018 - 21 March 2019), as stated by the CEO of ICOFC Ramin Hatami, Trend reports referring to the company’s website.
According to him, about 36,900 meters of excavations were carried out in new wells and 4,340 meters in repair wells.
Hatami added that a total of 16 wells were renovated last year, 11 of which are new wells and 5 are repair wells.
"Of the 11 wells, 7 of them consist of oil wells and 4 of gas wells. Furthermore, 3 of the repair wells consist of oil wells and 2 of gas wells," he said.
As for the new oil and gas wells, Hatami said that new oil wells were drilled in Saadatabad, Paydare Gharb, Dehloran and Naft Shahr, while the new gas wells were drilled in Nar, Khangiran, Homa and Tang-e Bijar fields. Moreover, repairs were carried out in Aban, Cheshme Khosh and Dehloran oil fields and in Khangiran gas field.
The company's CEO stated that 10 wells were renovated this Iranian year (started March 21, 2019), 8 of which are new wells and 2 are repair wells.
"Some 3 of the new wells consist of oil wells and 5 of gas wells. One of the wells being repaired is an oil well, and the other is a gas well," he said.
Overall, excavations were carried out at a depth of 29,400 meters in 10 wells, according to the CEO.
Hatami also said that work on 10-11 wells is set to be completed by the end of the year (March 21, 2020), and added that 7 excavation platforms are currently being used.