Iran began crude oil production from the field in early 2017 at 15,000
b/d which doubled in about two months.
Behzad Mohammadi, the CEO of the Oil Industries Engineering and
Construction (OIEC)—developer of the field—says the first train of the field's
processing facilities are about to come on-stream by March 2019, adding
production form the joint oilfield will reach 60,000 b/d by then.
Once the second train of the project comes online, crude oil output at
the field reaches 65,000 b/d in the first phase development of the project.
130 kilometers of sour oil pipeline to Dehloran has already become
operational, and 130 km of oil and gas pipelines to the Dehloran gas collection
facilities are in their final stages of construction.
The construction of a sweet oil pipeline from Dehloran to Cheshmeh
Khosh will be finalized at 70 kilometers by the end of spring this calendar
year which began on March 21.
Currently 9 wells are being operating in the field producing 30,000
b/d which can rise to 33,000 b/d. moreover drilling operations for 5 more wells
have summed up and wellhead equipment are to be installed on them. By September,
drilling of three other wells will have come to an end, Mohammadi said.
He said development of the field will also require drilling of a wastewater
Azar oil field in the Anaran block is located between the cities of
Mehran and Dehloran near the Zagros Mountains and along the border between Iran
and Iraq (southwest of the western province of Ilam). The field produces over
30,000 barrels/day of oil.
OIEC is in intensive talks with Russia's Gazprom Neft for developing
other oilfield in Anaran Bloc, the CEO said.