Bahrain’s Tatweer Petroleum – a joint venture between Occidental Petroleum (Oxy, operator with 48%), Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Mubadala Petroleum and Nogaholding, the investment arm of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) – has lifted production at the country’s sole onshore field, Awali, to 50,000 b/d: 45,000 b/d crude and 5,000 b/d condensate. This represents a relatively healthy boost of between 8-10% since MEES last reported on Awali production in March.

But the country’s 2020 target of 100,000 b/d is slipping away, a Bahrain industry official told MEES on the sidelines of the ADIPEC conference: “Maybe in 15 years Tatweer can hit 100,000 b/d, but I don’t know if they’ll be able to make it.” (CONTINUED - 1031 WORDS)