Decisions due in 2013 on Wafra steamflood

06/04/2012
Investment and technical decisions are due next year for what would be the world's largest steamflood—in old Wafra heavy oil field in the Divided Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The decisions are expected to be made about July 2013 on whether to proceed with the project and what technology to employ, according to Hashim Al-Rifaal, chairman of Kuwait Gulf Oil Co., which manages Kuwaiti interests in Divided Zone production shared by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Wafra has produced crude heavier than 22º gravity since the 1950s. Primary production has achieved a recovery factor of about 10%. KGOC and Chevron Corp., which manages Saudi Divided Zone interests, conducted a cyclic-steam test in...
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