Qarn Alam Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Petroleum Development Oman
  • Country: Oman
  • Location:
  • Production start: 1975
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil -
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • The field contains a moderately viscous crude in rock that is rather impervious to its flow
  • The steam-injection project scope includes drilling some 150 wells and installing facilities to treat water and generate around 18,000 tonnes per day of steam

Contractors

  • Process Group:
    • Produced Water Treatment Package
      • 2 x 241,500 BWPD CPI Vessels
      • 4 x 120,100 BWPD IGF Vessels

History

  • 1972 - The Qarn Alam field was discovered
  • 1975 - First oil production
  • 2007 - Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts awarded for the steam-injection project

Geology

  • Qarn Alam is a fractured carbonate field

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