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Iranian Drilling Company Spuds 81 Oil, Gas Wells in 8 Months

The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has drilled 81 oil and gas wells with a total length of 111,000 in the past 8 months since late March 2019.

NIDC Deputy CEO for drilling operations Mohammad Ale-Khamis said the company had spudded 81 oil and gas wells during the 8 months, adding the figure entailed 25 development and 6 appraisal wells as well as 49 workovers.

He said from a different perspective, 60 wells were ordered by the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), 9 others by the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC), 9 wells by the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC), and two others were ordered as projects. There was one other well that was ordered by the exploration department of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

Furthermore, 72 drilling rigs were operated by NIDC in offshore and onshore projects during the period.

Late in July, Ale-Khamis had announced that the NIDC had successfully spudded 41 oil and gas wells since March.

According to NIDC, Mohammad Ale-Khamis, the deputy managing director of NIDC, said that the wells included appraisal as well as workover wells.

As he said, 29 of the wells were drilled in the fields operated by the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), while 2 others were drilled in central fields, 3 in offshore fields, 3 were ordered by the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) and 4 others were ordered by other companies in the country.

Totally, NIDC rigs drilled 50,929 meters of wells during the 4 months, he added, saying that 13 drilling rigs were currently operating in various offshore or onshore fields.  

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