Iran to expand oil extraction from joint oil fields with Iraq
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 8
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A plan is being implemented to increase the extraction from the wells of Iran-Iraq joint Aban and Paydare Gharb (called Al-Fakkah in Iraq) oil fields, with the supplying of electricity to these wells, said Peyman Imani, the Supervisor of Engineering and Construction Plans at Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC), Trend reports citing the West Oil & Gas Production Company’s official website.
The official noted that upon completion of this plan, Iran's extraction from these fields will increase by 35,000 barrels per day.
"According to the plan, 25 megawatts of electricity will be transported to 38 wells in the Aban and Paydare Gharb oil fields," he added.
Imani emphasized that this plan is being implemented with establishment an electricity line with a length of more than 50 km.
The plan to supply electricity for the development of Aban and Paydare-Gharb oil fields in the territory of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company is operating by local Iranian contractors and it is estimated to complete it at cost of 42 million euro.
Iran's West Oil & Gas Production Company operates under the auspices of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company.
Iran's Aban oil field is located 38 km southwest of the Dehloran city in Ilam Province (western Iran). The field extracts 5,000 barrels of oil per day. The Paydare Gharb oil field is located 70 km southwest of Dehloran city. The field extracts about 18,000 barrels of oil per day.