Oil & gas extraction to increase in Iran's Ilam Province

Oil&Gas Materials 7 October 2020 16:54 (UTC +04:00)
Oil & gas extraction to increase in Iran's Ilam Province

BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 7

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Certain steps are being taken to increase oil and gas extraction in the Ilam Province (western Iran), Executive Director of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC) Ramin Hatami said, Trend reports citing the company’s website.

According to Hatami, a station is being built in Ilam Province to collect gas extracted with the oil from the Dehloran and Danan oil fields. In addition, the NGL-3100 plant is under construction.

Hatami added that the collection of gas extracted with oil from the Dehloran, Danan, Azar, West Paydar, Cheshmeh Khosh, and Dalpari oil fields will prevent the burning of 240 million cubic feet (about 6.8 million cubic meters) of flare gas per day.

The director noted through this, the fuel of the NGL-3100 plant will be supplied and 1 million cytoplasts will be produced a year.

“A project is being implemented to develop the Danan oil field. Eleven wells will be drilled within this project. So far, one well has been drilled and launched, and 3 wells are being drilled,” he said.

Hatami stressed that another plan is being implemented to increase gas extraction from the Tang-e-Bijar gas field in Ilam Province. According to the plan, gas extraction from the field will increase from 7 million cubic meters to 11 million cubic meters per day.

The director said that Iran's Ilam Province has more than 12 billion barrels of oil reserves. So far, 1.1 billion barrels of oil were extracted in the province. At present, more than 75 percent of the total oil reserves can be extracted.

The Iranian Central Oil Fields Company has 84 oil and gas fields. And three companies - West Oil & Gas Production, South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company, East Oil & Gas Production are operating under the auspices of the ICOFC.

As reported, the ICOFC produced 55.8 million barrels of crude oil, more than 89.8 billion cubic meters of gas, over the past 16 months (March 21, 2019, to July 21, 2020).