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Russian state firm Tatneft on 10 October signed an MoU with Iranian counterpart NIOC for further development of Dehloran oilfield.
Dehloran is a mature field on the border with Iraq, an area that Iran has prioritized for foreign involvement. Discovered in 1972, the field entered production in 1978. Output is currently 24,000 b/d from 16 wells. But the plan is that a deal under the new Iran Petroleum Contract would raise output of the field’s 29.8°API crude to 40,000 b/d. Gas output is slated to rise from the current 37mn cfd – all of which is flared – to 77mn cfd sales gas.
Tatneft’s pitch to NIOC focussed on the firm’s “unique experience in developing oilfields through the application of [the] most advanced enhanced oil recovery techniques,” Tatneft says. (CONTINUED - 162 WORDS)