(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency)HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada said today that Qatar is seeking to double its production from the field Bulhanin maritime oil sea from 45 to 90 thousand barrels per day, adding that the project is now at the engineering and designs phase.
Reviewing Qatar Petroleum maritime efforts, Dr. Al-Sada, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, said in a speech at the opening of exhibition and conference Middle East Offshore Companies 2013, that the project comes within a number of initiatives currently taken by Qatar to develop its offshore fields projects.
In his speech before the three-day conference, hosted by Doha, Dr. Al-Sada said that in the future Qatar will increase its production of oil extracted from maritime fields by improving processes and the adoption of the appropriate technology that provides efficiency and safety and preserve the environment.
He pointed out that with regard to the development of offshore gas fields Barzan project is currently being developed to produce about 1.4 billion cubic feet per day for domestic consumption, explaining that the largest three platforms will be built in the North Field. He said the project is scheduled for completion in 2014.
According to Dr. Al-Sada, Qatar has completed 50 years of oil offshore fields operations with complete unprecedented safety processes, noting that Qatar took into account the preservation of the environment during the development of its maritime operations through several environmental initiatives aimed to preserve the marine life there.
He pointed out that Qatar has developed infrastructure and industrial facilities in Halul and has a project to extend two maritime cables, each of them 100 km long, from the city of Ras Laffan to the island to supply it with estimated 100 megawatts of electricity each, noting that the project is scheduled for completion by mid- 2016.
HE the Minister of Energy and Industry said Qatar is one of the largest producers of oil and gas form maritime operations and seeks to continue to improve production operations from the existing fields and to explore more of them.