Iran has commenced the drilling operations in the Forouzan oil field in order to sustain and enhance oil output of the joint field between the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC), Petropars Group, and Mobinasazeh Gostar, Shana reported.

The drilling operations targets drilling seven wells at the F18 satellite platform in the FX area of the offshore field.

In total, 26 wells will be drilled where 13 of them will be newly spudded.

The Forouzan field is located 100 km far from Bushehr, southern Iran, and on the water frontiers of Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf.