Iran drills its deepest well in South Pars gas field

Business Materials 3 December 2014 17:10 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.3

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The deepest well in Iran's South Pars gas field was drilled to the depth of 5,000 meters.

National Iranian Drilling Company's Deputy Director Alireza Layeji said the well was drilled at phase 1 of the gas field, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on Dec. 3.

Drilling of the well is aimed to gain seismological data, he said, adding that 57 wells have been drilled at phases 5, 9, 10, 17, and 18 of the gas field.

Generally, wells are drilled down to 200 meters depth vertically and then with 45-60 degrees slope, he noted.

Iran is currently producing 300 million cubic meters of gas from South Pars per day.

The South Pars gas field, divided into 28 phases, is located in the Persian Gulf on the common border between Iran and Qatar. It is estimated that the field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of condensate.

Edited by CN