Bahrain to drill 3,600 new oil wells
Manama, December 11, 2011
The Bahrain Field is on fast-track to drill 3,600 new wells over the next 20 years as Tatweer Petroleum Company continues to expand the oil and gas production capacity for the kingdom, said the energy minister.
Dr Abdulhussain Mirza was speaking after congratulating the management and employees of Tatweer Petroleum for drilling oil well number 1,000.
He visited the site in the Bahrain Field near Jebel El Dukhan accompanied by the executive management of Tatweer Petroleum and other guests from National Oil and Gas Authority and Bapco. The well has been successfully drilled and put on production.
With the ongoing technology innovation, Tatweer aims to enhance the oil recovery processes, said the minister.
Bahrain's first oil well was drilled in 1931 and since the handover of the Bahrain Field operations in December 2009, Tatweer Petroleum has drilled more than 200 oil and gas wells.
The prolific Bahrain Oil Field is witnessing a resurgence of activity and investment, as production levels are being increased to achieve the planned target which will indeed contribute to the kingdom's prosperity and employment opportunities.-TradeArabia News Service