Injection boosts output from fields offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Oil Co. is ramping up water injection in various fields offshore Iran.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, IranIranian Offshore Oil Co. is ramping up water injection in various fields offshore Iran.

Managing director Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh told news service Shana the total volume injected has risen in recent years from 200,000 b/d to 420,000 b/d. Followingcommissioning of several new projects next year, this rate will increase by a further 110,000 b/d.

Two of these projects are in theSiri offshore region.

Zirakchianzadeh added that implementation of simultaneous water and gas injection at the offshore Doroud field should lift hydrocarbons recovery from 23% to 33%.

At theSalman field, where the recovery rate is more than 50%, water and gas injection have been in place for more than 40 years.

12/10/2012

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