Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its three-millionth tonne of oil since beginning industrial manufacturing on the Sarqala subject within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
Total cumulative manufacturing on the Sarqala subject has reached three million tonnes, or 23 million barrels of oil, as at December 2019. Daily liquid hydrocarbon manufacturing at this asset is at the moment operating at four,000 tonnes of oil, or 30,500 barrels, per day.
First oil was obtained on the Garmian block (which the Sarqala subject is a part of) in 2011, with industrial crude shipments commencing in 2015, following the commissioning of the Sarqala-1 properly. A second properly was commissioned in 2018, with a 3rd as a consequence of come on-line in 2019.
Surface services and infrastructure have been considerably expanded in the midst of creating this subject. Final works on increasing the central processing facility (CPF) are anticipated to be accomplished by end-2019 — manufacturing throughput having reached 35,000 barrels per day (bpd). Concurrently with this, the pipeline processing system has been up to date, and the production-process automated management system modernised. Formation-water utilisation infrastructure (with throughput capability of 5,000 bpd) is to be constructed on the Sarqala subject within the close to future.
Sergei Petrov Gazprom Neft Middle East CEO mentioned:
“Our work on the Garmian block has allowed us to compile detailed info on the geological construction of the Sarqala subject — permitting us not simply to develop the asset successfully, but in addition determine potential for its future growth. Preparations are actually underway on drilling an additional properly. Commissioning this may enable us to keep up hydrocarbon manufacturing volumes within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.”
(Source and picture: Gazprom Neft/Drilling operation in Sarqala subject)
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