Ballsh-Hekal (Current) (crude oil) 10-12 API
This is a mature carbonate field with 212 existing wells, 81of which are producing. Well depths range from 450 to 1700 metres. Field production is 550 bop/d, of which 79 bop/d are attributable to Stream as February 28, 2009.
The Company is conducting a staged rehabilitation program on 16 producing wells in the field and has taken over another eight for reactivation. Production is in the process of being optimized by surface upgrades.
The Ballsh-Hekal Field produces 11o API oil from fractured carbonates of Cretaceous-Paleocene age. The oil is reported to contain an average of 6% to 8% sulphur. The field is considered a structural trap and to be fully developed with an average well spacing of approximately 4 ha/well (10 acres/well). The field came on production in 1967.