Qatar Petroleum and Maersk Oil Qatar recently agreed on a new plan for further development of Al Shaheen Field in Block 5, offshore Qatar, according to an OilVoice report. The work will commence immediately and continue through the next six years.
The 2005 Field Development Plan (FDP) comprises of drilling of more than 160 additional production and water injection wells during the 6-year period, as well as establishment of three further offshore platform locations with production and accommodation facilities, totaling 19 new platforms - interconnected by subsea pipelines.
The Al Shaheen field oil production will be gradually increased to a plateau level of 525,000 barrels/day from late 2009.
As part of the 2005 FDP, Maersk Oil Qatar will
also build and operate additional facilities for gathering and delivery of associated gas to Qatar Petroleum for utilization at their onshore plants.