Qatar plans 10-year, 270-well drilling program

Qatar General Petroleum Corp. has revealed plans to drill 270 wells in three of its producing oil fields over the next decade in a bid to increase Qatar's productive capacity.The plan includes drilling 147 new wells and 70 sidetracks to existing wells at onshore Dukhan field in order to sustain production levels. Regarding offshore fields, 37 development wells will be drilled at Maydan Mahzam and 86 at Bul Hanine. These will be mostly horizontal wells, QGPC officials told Gulf News.Meanwhile, QGPC will implement an enhanced oil recovery project at Dukhan field's Diyab station and is planning to develop some small reservoirs. An additional 21 gas production and injection wells will...

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