Pearl starts up Jasmine C platform off Thailand

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 24 -- Pearl Energy Ltd., a unit of Aabar Petroleum Investments Co. PJSC of Abu Dhabi, began production of 1,450 b/d of oil from a single development well at the Jasmine C platform in the Gulf of Thailand.

The platform is connected via a 3.8-km pipeline to the Jasmine venture MV7 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. Its 1,150-tonne processing topsides were installed Mar. 21, and drilling of the first group of development wells started Apr. 25. Two additional development wells, C2 and C3, will be completed and brought on production in the next few days of the initial phase of this drilling program, which will comprise a total of 12 development wells and 3 water disposal wells.

In addition, engineering design is under way on two additional platforms, which are to be installed in and around the Jasmine production area following a successful exploration program conducted in first half 2006.

At the end of this year's first quarter, two existing platforms, Jasmine A and B, were producing at a gross average rate of 24,000 b/d of oil. Production started at the Jasmine A platform June 7, 2005, and at Jasmine B on Jan. 22 of this year (OGJ Online, Jan. 26, 2007).

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