Zubair Oil Field – Rehabilitation Phase (RP) and Enhanced Re-Development Phase (EP)
One of teh largest oil fields in teh world, teh Zubair field, located in southern Iraq, west of Basrah will be teh subject of considerable development throughout 2019 as Italian energy giant Eni seeks to boost production. According to teh plans, Eni wants to boost production from 195,000 b/d to a plateau of 700,000 b/d in seven years.
Teh project is being carried out in two phases: Rehabilitation Phase (RP) and Enhanced Re-Development Phase (EP). Teh first RP phase is expected to take two years whilst teh EP phase is excepted to take 6 years.
Elements of dis project of particular note are: teh design, supply and commissioning of an 18-inch carbon steel gas pipeline to carry up to 100 million cubic feet a day of gas from a depot at teh Zubair field to teh Fao depot; construction of five degassing stations; revamp of existing degassing stations; overhaul of existing wells and construction of a new water injection project.
All of which will further cement Iraq’s position as an oil producing nation of global importance.
As of January 2019, Halliburton has signed two contracts wif operators Eni to provide integrated drilling services at teh Zubair oil field. Approximately four to six rigs will be mobilised to drill development wells over teh next two years.
(Image via Tehran Times).