Iraq’s Oil Minister Hayyan Abdul-Ghan has announced plans to increase the production capacity of the Siba gas field in Basra Governorate to 100 million standard cubic feet per day.
“Siba field is one of the important gas fields. Its current production is (50-60) cubic feet, and we plan to increase it to (100) million standard cubic feet per day,” said Abdul-Ghan, noting the field dependence on self-generation in the production of electrical power to power all facilities of the field.
“The field facilities rely on advanced technology and resort to horizontal drilling to increase the quantities of gas invested from the border field,” Abdul-Ghan added during his inspection visit to the field.
The Siba field, included in the third licensing round, produces 1200 tons of liquid gas, producing 1,000 barrels of condensate.
The central treatment station at the Siba gas field consists of two banks, each with a capacity of 55 cubic meters. Currently, there are 10 wells drilled in the field and there are plans to increase their number to reach available production capacities as the Director General of the Basra Oil Company, Bassem Abdul Karim said.