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Bahar-Gum Deniz block: details of operating costs for Q3

Oil&Gas Materials 25 December 2020 11:02 (UTC +04:00)
Bahar-Gum Deniz block: details of operating costs for Q3

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.25

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

The US Greenfields Petroleum Company, which operates the Bahar-Gum Deniz project in Azerbaijan through its subsidiary BEOC has revealed the details of its operating costs as of Q3 2020, Trend reports.

USD '000

Personnel Costs

9,167

10,957

(1,790)

Insurance Cost

574

641

(67)

Electricity, Water, Sewage, Gas Usage

964

1,353

(389)

Fuel

51

119

(68)

SOCAR and State Services

299

493

(194)

Rental of Transportation and Other Equipment

3,674

3,931

(257)

Repair and Maintenance - Wells

872

995

(123)

Repair and Maintenance - Facilities

1,929

1,924

5

Materials and Spare Parts - Other

37

133

(96)

Third Party Services

158

267

(108)

General and Administrative Expenses

343

379

(36)

Services Provided by Shareholders

13

356

(343)

Operating Costs

18,082

21,548

(3,466)

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.

The Gum Deniz Oil Field is located south of the Absheron peninsula, 21 km south of Baku, between Gum Island and the Bahar Gas Field. The Gum Deniz Oil Field extends from onshore Gum Island, which is 2.5 km from the mainland to the south in the Caspian Sea. The Gum Deniz Oil Field is found along the Fatmai–Gum Adasi anticlinal trend which includes the Bahar and Shakh Deniz structures. Oil in the Gum Deniz Oil Field is trapped in a north-south trending structure that is approximately 16 kilometres in length and 3 kilometres in width. The Gum Deniz Oil Field is structurally up-dip from the Bahar Gas Field.

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