Gazprom Neft says deliveries forthcoming from Badra to Iraq’s main line

JSC Gazprom Neft reports that oil production from Badra field will soon be flowing into Iraq’s main pipeline system and then to the Basra export terminal.

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%.

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