Gazprom Neft launches production drilling at the Badra oil field in Iraq
Gazprom Neft has begun its production drilling programme at the Badra field in Iraq where Gazprom Neft is the field operator. Drilling work began with a well over 4,800 meters long in May 2014 under a contract with Chinese company ZPEC which provided for the drilling of six wells in total.
Two development wells have now been successfully tested and switched to production status, making it possible to launch commercial oil production at Badra. The development of a third well is still under way.