Production starts up of third development phase in Qatar's Al Khalij field

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 20 -- Total SA reported the start up of the third phase of development of Al Khalij oil field off Qatar. Also, Total has brought on stream a water separation and treatment platform.

Production from the field will be increased to 20,000 b/d of oil with the finalization of the drilling phase in January 2005. New peak production from Al Khalij will reach 50,000 b/d of oil.

Additional output will be provided by ten new production and injection wells with the separation, treatment, and reinjection of water, which will be handled by a new unmanned, remotely operated platform.

Total holds 100% interest in Al Khalij field.

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