(Monday, December 11, 2006)
TEHRAN – Daily gas production from Khami layer of Marun field, southern Iran, may reach 200 million cubic feet once three more wells are added to the existing ones.
Meeting the goal, gas condensate capacity is then expected to hit 34,000-bpd mark and considerable increase in oil production will be noted for rest of the year (Iranian year ending March 20, 2007). Total of 593,000 bpd has far been registered for the first six months.
Moreover, major improvement in the field has stopped 14 million cubic feet of gas going up in flares and innovative methods of maintenance have kept the length of repairs down to five days from the early 25, Isna reported. .
Khami is the countrys deepest hydrocarbon layer after Bangestan and Asmari, stretched along Zagros Mountains in southwestern region. It is 5,000 meters deep and is located 60 km southeast of provincial capital Ahvaz.
Marun Oil and Gas Production Company, affiliated to the National Iranian South Oilfields Company (NISOC), is in charge of the activities in this giant oil block.