Iran to start drilling 3rd well in Sardar Jangal oilfield in one month

Iran will start drilling the third well of Sardar Jangal oilfield, located in the Caspian Sea, in the next 30 days.

Hedayatollah Khademi, the managing director of North Drilling Company, said that the second drilled well passed the tests successfully, Iran’s SHANA News Agency reported on Jan. 26.

“Each well of the field has the capacity to produce 2,000-5,000 barrels of oil per day,” he noted.

“Domestic experts have so far cracked 1,500 codes to repair the Amir Kabir oil drilling rig’s crashed crane,” he explained.

The Amir Kabir oil drilling rig’s crane crashed during one of the drilling operations of the second exploratory well last year.

The rig’s facilities and pipelines were not damaged as a result of the incident. The rig resumed its operation 48 hours after the incident with its second crane.

The Amir Kabir SemiSub Drilling Rig is to explore and drill oil wells to extract Iran’s share of the oil and gas from the Caspian Sea.

In December 2011 Iran announced that has discovered a huge gas field after years-longed operations with Amir Kabir rig in the Caspian Sea. Iran called this field Sardar-e Jangal.

Sardar-e Jangal field’s first well reportedly was drilled 700 metres in depth through benthos in 1000-metre deep waters.

The field’s natural gas reserves are approximately about 50 trillion cubic feet, according to the Iranian media outlets.