BP starts Al Rayyan oil field project off Qatar

BP and its partners will proceed with the second phase development of Al Rayyan oil field off Qatar, said Gulfstream Resources Canada Ltd., Calgary. BP operates the field with 27.5%; Gulfstream owns 65%; and Preussag Energie GMBH owns 7.5%.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Apr. 19 -- BP and its partners will proceed with the second phase development of Al Rayyan oil field off Qatar, said Gulfstream Resources Canada Ltd., Calgary.

BP operates the field with 27.5%; Gulfstream owns 65%; and Preussag Energie GMBH owns 7.5%.

The partners will install platform processing facilities and plan to double production to 25,000-35,000 b/d following completion of detailed reservoir simulations in a few months. In 1999, the field produced 15,890 b/d.

Up to eight new horizontal wells and two reentered wells are planned before start-up of the platform. There are eight horizontal wells now producing in the field.

The existing production platform will be replaced with a refurbished jack up production facility.

Drilling activities are expected to begin in July, and start up is expected in third quarter 2002.

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