The Mukhaizna thermal development is one of the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects. On aggregate these EOR projects are intended to move PDO from a current total-concession recovery factor of 12% in year 2002 to a recovery factor in excess of 50% by 2030. This project is a departure from the traditional low cost projects in PDO and will require large annual investments. Cold production from existing wells is expected to reduce the reservoir pressure from 96 bar to less than 40 bar by 2005 to allow energy efficient steam injection. Steamflood development is expected to take place in phases. Phase I, although carrying a strong pilot component, is designed to be economic on its own, and is expected to deliver 1600 m3/d hot oil production, starting Q1/2006. The full field development plans encompass drilling and installing production facilities to reach a plateau production of 16000 m3/d in 2013. Approximately 1200 wells will be required. In the base case a total of 84 mln.m3 of oil will be recovered resulting in a recovery factor of 55 % in the steam developed area.

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