Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) drilled the 1,000th well at the Marmul-Rahab-Thuleilat-Qaharir (RTQ) cluster located in South Oman, according to Times of Oman.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time for PDO to achieve such a milestone, as the first one was accomplished back in 2013 in Nimr.

“It is quite remarkable what Marmul has accomplished to date, and the vision is to grow further with another 1,000 wells in the future. It is great to see the Marmul cluster sustaining high oil rates after 40 years of extended production given the advanced maturity of some of these fields and their respective developments. I would like to thank all those, both PDO and contractors, who have contributed to this great achievement,” commented Salim Al Sikaiti, PDO Oil South Director.

The well, MM-1000, which was part of an accelerated program to boost production by secondary recovery, delivered at an impressive timeframe after only 16 hours later.

The Marmul cluster currently holds a significant portfolio of hydrocarbon volumes contributing an average of 81,600 barrels per day (bbl/d). It is expected that about 500 more wells will be drilled in the next few years in various fields in the cluster through the Marmul Polymer Phase 3 development and denser waterflood in-fill projects that will further boost production and add to the nation’s reserves.