Al Zaafarana Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Gemsa Petroleum Company
  • Country: Egypt
  • Location:
  • Production start:
  • Partners: SOG 20%, SK 25%, Anadarko 25%, PICO Zaafarana 30%
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 44 mmbbl
  • Production Volume: 7,500 bopd


  • Zaafarana has a 4-leg production platform that has 15 well slots. Zafco produces from 8 wells operated by ESP (electric submersible pumps) employing a unique Cable Deployed Pumping System (CDPS). The System has been operating successfully, eliminating the need for an offshore rig at the end of each pump life cycle.
  • The produced crude is processed and stored on the Al Zaafarana FPSO having a storage capacity of 800,000 bbls.


  • Aker Kvaerner: Operation, management and maintenance of the Al Zaafarana FPSO


  • 1989 - BG Group declared Al Zaafarana Oil Field to be commercial
  • 2007 - Aker Kvaerner wins contract for operation, management and maintenance of the Al Zaafarana FPSO



  1. Aker Kvaerner contract for operations of Al Zaafarana platform in Egypt
  2. PICO International Petroleum, Assets

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