The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) completed the connection of the 9th well with the depth of 2493m to the Central Azeri field. The well will be used for injection of drilling returns to the well, the AIOC told Trend.
According to a spokesman of the AIOC, the 10th well on Azeri will be a water injection one. The AIOC will set up the commissioning of the exploitation wells in the first quarter of 2006. Early 2006 it is planned to commission 2 exploitation wells вЂ" 11 and 12.
In October the AIOC put into exploitation 8th well in the Central Azeri with the daily debit of 16,000 barrels of Azeri Light oil. The production of the 7th well is 20,000 barrels of crude. Today the total oil production from the Central Azeri field comprises some 240,000 barrels a day.