Exploration director Yousef Etemadi told Iranian news service Shana that the second exploration well on theSardar-e-Jangal field, currently at a depth of 2,664 m (8,740 ft), may have found new hydrocarbon reserves.
Recently 16-in. liners were installed in the well. Total planned depth is 4,022 m (13,195 ft).
Sardar-e-Jangal holds in-place oil estimated at 2 Bbbl, with a recovery rate of 25%. Within five years the field could be producing 15,000-20,000 b/d, Etemadi claimed.