TATNEFT Begins Oil Production in Syria

Al Bou Kamal Petroleum Company, a joint venture between TATNEFT and the General Petroleum Corporation of Syria, established on a parity basis, started crude oil production from the South Kishma oil field in the Syrian Arab Republic. Crude oil recoverable reserves of the field are estimated in the amount of 4.9 million tons of oil.

The production comes from well South Kishma-1 in a flowing mode. Daily well production rate is about 80 tons of light dry oil (470 API). Completion of well South Kishma-101 is in progress after acid fracturing, while the third well South Kishma-2 is in for development after drilling.

Crude oil is delivered by oil tanker trucks to the Kishma separation station owned by the Syrian Petroleum Company and located 17 kilometers away from the production site.

TATNEFT was the first Russian company to win an open international tender and conclude a Production Sharing (PSA) Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Agreement in Syria in 2003.

• The Contract between the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Petroleum Company (General Petroleum Corporation replaced the Syrian Oil Company entitlement to the Contract in 2009 ) and TATNEFT for Exploration, Development and Production of Petroleum from Block 27 in Syria was signed in March 2005.
• Block 27 is located in the south-eastern part of Syria in the Deir ez-Zor province on the border with Iraq. The total area of the block is over 1.9 thousand sq. km.
• A considerable amount of 2D and 3D seismic surveys has been carried out since the start of work at Block 27. Four geological exploration wells have been drilled and the first South Kishma oil field has been discovered.


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