Crude from two wells is flowing to a recently completed Central Gathering Point, which has a first-phase capacity of 60,000 b/d. A 165-km pipeline connecting Badra to Iraq’s main pipeline system was completed in March.
The company said oil will be supplied to the main pipeline system in “the coming month.”
A third well is expected to begin production soon. The drilling of a fourth well began in June.
Initial production volumes are estimated at 15,000 b/d. Peak production is projected to be 170,000 b/d in 2017.
Badra field is in Wasit province in eastern Iraq (OGJ Online, June 2, 2014). Gazprom Neft, the operator, has 30%; Iraqi Oil Exploration Co. 25%; Korea Gas Corp. 22.5%; Petronas 15%; and TPAO 7.5%.