Tag Archives | Badrah

10th Production Well Commissioned at Badra Oil Field

Russia’s Gazprom Neft has commissioned its 10th production well (P-07) at the Badra oil field. Together with the other wells at the field, the P-07 well is in free-flow production. With production volumes at the newly launched well now at 6,527 barrels per day, its commissioning has allowed daily production levels at the field to […]

Badra Oilfield to Increase Production

By John Lee. The senior deputy minister for oil has said that production at the Badra oilfield in Wasit province will reach 65,000 bpd by the end of this year. Fayadh H. Niema made the announcement during his inspection visit to two oil and gas treatment units at the field. Assim Jihad, spokesman for the […]

Gazprom Updates on Iraq Ops

By John Lee. In a Management Report released to the markets, Gazprom gave the following update on its operations in Iraq: The Badrah field (pictured) (30% held by Gazprom Neft Group): In 2015 production was 1.4 million tons of oil, a level sufficient for the project to pay back. The Garmian block in Iraq (Kurdistan) […]

Gazprom Connects Badra to Main Pipeline

Gazprom Neft has completed laying, testing and connecting a 165 km oil pipeline from the Badra field, which the Company operates in Iraq, to the Gharraf oilfield (Nasiriyah district, Iraq). With infrastructure already in place at Gharraf, completion of the pipeline from Badra means that the field is now connected to the main Iraqi pipeline […]

Iraq Pressures Gazprom to Quit Kurdistan

 By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has reportedly told Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom, to abandon oil deals in Kurdistan or face losing the lucrative Badra oilfield contract. The field, which is estimated to have reserves of 100 million barrels, is being developed by Gazprom (30%), Korea’s KOGAS (22.5%), […]

Gazprom to Start Pumping from Badrah early-2013

Russia’s Gazprom Neft is expecting to start exporting from its East Badrah oil field in Wasit [Wassit] province early next year, according to AKnews. Alexander V Kolomatsky, Project director for the Middle East at Gazprom, said the company had initially planned to reach the 15,000 bpd level by the last quarter of 2013 because the […]

Gazprom to Begin Oil Output at Badra in 2013

Russia’s Gazprom Neft expects to start commercial production at Iraq’s Badra (Badrah) gas field in August 2013, according to Reuters. Initial production is expected to be 15,000 barrels per day. The company said it commenced drilling the first appraisal well on Thursday. “The results of the initial appraisal wells will allow us to better understand the […]

Afren Updates on Kurdistan Operations; Shares Rise

As part of its interim management statement, Afren plc has issued an update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. The shares are up 11% since the statement: On 2nd November, the Company announced completion of the acquisition of a 60% operated interested interest in the Barda Rash PSC and 20% non-operated interest in the Ain […]

Badra Oil Field – First Phase Started

The Russian Gasprom Oil Company has began implementing the 1st phase of southeastern Iraq’s Badra oil field in Wassit [Wasit] Province, the Province’s Media director said on Sunday, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “Gazprom’s team charged with executing the Badra oil field, 90 km to the east of Kut, has began the first phase of implementing […]

Russia Eyes Deals in Iraq

Reuters reports that Russia is talking directly with Iraq’s oil-rich Kurdistan region about investment opportunities there, Russia’s ambassador to Iraq said on Tuesday, a strategy that could irritate Iraq’s central government. Baghdad is at odds with the semi-autonomous northern region and has strongly opposed oil deals the Kurds have signed independently with foreign companies. The […]

Gazprom to Drill New Wells in Badrah

A group led by Gazprom Neft aims to start drilling in Iraq’s Badrah oilfield next year as part of its plan to reach 15,000 barrels per day by the last quarter of 2013, a company executive said yesterday. Gazprom and its partners plan to issue a tender this month to drill three to four new […]