Ahvaz (IP) – Production from the Sohrab oil field shared with Iraq officially started by the order of Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji issued via videoconference on Tuesday.

Iran PressIran news: The field’s initial output stands at 2,000 barrels per day (bpd) and its ultimate production capacity amounts to 30,000 bpd.

Located 115 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz, the capital city of the southwestern province of Khuzestan, near the Iran-Iraq border, Sohrab field’s oil-in-place (OIP) and recoverable oil amount to around 2 billion and 150 million barrels respectively.

The project for producing 30,000 (bpd) needs drilling 20 wells, repairing the two existing wells, equipping 14 production wells with downhole pumps, setting up surface facilities including oil pumping stations, laying about 160 kilometers of flow pipeline and some 60 kilometers of transmission pipeline, establishing an electricity grid, and operating measurement systems.

About 4,000 job opportunities will be directly and indirectly created in Khuzestan Province and the country when the project is implemented. 219