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Petronas plans to operate three new excavators in the Gharraf field
Economy News Baghdad:
Malaysia's Petronas Company, which operates in the Gharraf oil field in Dhi Qar province, has announced its intention to study and evaluate three scenarios for different contractors, including the operation of three drilling machines synchronously at one well in the field.
"If implemented effectively, it will be the first of its kind in Iraq, and a new success story for Petronas in the Ghraf operations," said Azral Abdul Rahim, the company's drilling manager.
He added that "2018 had witnessed the completion of Petronas Algraf, as the company succeeded in connecting seven wells in a single well by successfully running two drilling systems simultaneously, after the operation of two diggers in one site, adding a new addition to the concept of drilling in Iraq.
He explained that "Petronas is proud to remember that the Iraqi Drilling Company was the first in the implementation of this concept has succeeded in connecting all wells planned between them
In August 2018, the Great Wall Drilling Company ( GWDC ) was the second drilling contractor to carry out the simultaneous drilling at a single well platform. Five additional wells were delivered in the same year, raising production rates to more than 5,000 barrels per day, in addition, also initiated work on my computer two other drilling by the group "Chungman" oil and natural gas ( ZPEC ) and who work simultaneously in the excavation area ( WPK ) from the beginning of the first quarter of this year.
"The drilling process did not speed up the delivery of wells, which led to increased production, but also increased the efficiency of local contractors, which led them to become highly qualified contractors," the company said in a report.
"For the successful implementation of this principle, which is the first of its kind, Petronas intends to replicate it in other locations within the oil field of Gharraf."
"As a professional operator, it is considered to be its largest source of personnel, so it places excellence, safety and environment as its top priority, taking into account the risks of drilling, such as drilling rigging due to concurrent drilling, Separators during operation, to ensure the safety of all employees. "
Petronas is committed to the plan of action to achieve the goal of producing a peak of 230 thousand barrels per day in the field of oil Gharraf by the fourth quarter of 2020, and with innovative techniques, the company is confident of its ability to fulfill its promise to the Iraqi government.
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