JSC Gazprom Neft has completed testing its second well in Badra field in Iraq, with average flow rates of 10,000 b/d from three tests.
An earlier well recorded a natural flow rate of 7,000 b/d (OGJ Online, Jan. 9, 2014).
Drilling is continuing on a third well, and six additional wells are planned. Construction is almost complete on the first phase of a central gathering station.
The company said commercial production from Badra should begin in the next few months (OGJ Online, Mar. 5, 2014). By 2017, production is forecast to reach 170,000 b/d.