Khorramabad Block Geophysical Operation to Start by Next Month

TEHRAN – Geophysical operation of Khorramabad exploration block would kick off by next month, said a National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) official Saturday.

Hossein Roshandel, who manages the exploration and foreign participation, told PIN the operation would last six months and thereafter the two-dimensional seismographic data would be registered and the venues for drilling the wells would be decided.

He said Norway’s Hydro Zagros was signed last September to explore and develop Khorramabad block simultaneously, adding the block having a 7,740 square kilometer area was located at the western part of the country, in the suburb of Khorramabad city and the contractors was committed to invest at least 49.5 million dollars in the project.

Shifting to Kouhdasht block, the official said the block was undergoing the last stage of drilling of its exploration well and the outcome was expected to be positive.

The final report on exploration operation in Farsi block would be offered soon, said Roshandel, adding the previous geological studies were highly optimistic and geological studies on derivable reserves of the region were underway.

With an area of 6,700 square kilometers, Farsi block is situated in the Persian Gulf and the depth of water reaches 90 meters.

The Indian company ONGC is leading the Farsi exploration consortium.





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