By the OGJ Online Staff
HOUSTON, Apr. 19 -- BP and its partners will proceed with the second phase development of Al Rayyan oil field off Qatar, said Gulfstream Resources Canada Ltd., Calgary.
BP operates the field with 27.5%; Gulfstream owns 65%; and Preussag Energie GMBH owns 7.5%.
The partners will install platform processing facilities and plan to double production to 25,000-35,000 b/d following completion of detailed reservoir simulations in a few months. In 1999, the field produced 15,890 b/d.
Up to eight new horizontal wells and two reentered wells are planned before start-up of the platform. There are eight horizontal wells now producing in the field.
The existing production platform will be replaced with a refurbished jack up production facility.
Drilling activities are expected to begin in July, and start up is expected in third quarter 2002.