BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The well acidizing operations of 11 production wells at the 14B platform of Iran-Qatar joint South Pars gas field (called North Dome in Qatar) has been completed, said Mohammad Mehdi Tavassolipour, supervising contractor of the development project of the Phase 14 of the South Pars gas field, Trend reports citing Pars Oil and Gas Company’s official website.
According to the official, this operation was carried out in order to maximize production from each well and protect production.
Acidizing is a technique used in oil and gas extraction that is designed to lengthen the useful life of an oil well. The process of acidizing involves pumping acid into the well in order to dissolve the rocks that line the contours of the well.
Tavassolipour added that the production on the 14B platform began in the 10th month of last Iranian year (December 22, 2019-January 20, 2020).
“A total of 22,500 meters were drilled in 6 shallow wells on the 14B platform, and a total of about 20,000 meters were drilled in 4 deep wells,” he said.
Tavassolipour noted that a well delineation was also drilled on the platform at a depth of 3,250 meters. In total, 45,750 meters of drilling were carried out on the 14B platform.
"Currently, 500 million cubic feet (about 14.1 million cubic meters) of gas is produced on the 14B platform and transported to the refineries. In total, 2 billion cubic feet (about 56.6 million cubic meters) of gas is produced daily from the four platforms of 14th phase,” he said.
The proven reserves of the South Pars Gas Field are estimated at 51 trillion cubic meters of gas, of which 36 trillion are extractable. At present, Iran's daily gas production from the South Pars gas field is more than 700 million cubic meters. Iran has so far spent $33 billion on projects related to the South Pars gas field.