JKX Oil & Gas plc has completed Phase 1 of the production facility upgrade in its Elizavetovskoye field and has been awarded a 20-year production licence for the field.
The Phase 1 upgrade doubles the plant capacity to 30 MMcfd, and includes debottlenecking, improved metering, enhanced condensate separation and the addition of a stand-alone gas-powered electricity supply. Phase 2 will be completed in the fourth quarter and is designed to increase the flexibility of the plant by adding compression and a low pressure gas train.
Well E-301 began production from the A2 carbonate reservoir in early January this year and was followed by well E-302 in March. Average production from the two wells in the second quarter of 2014 was 10.6 MMcfd, with 18 bpd condensate. The plant upgrade has doubled the condensate yield from the production stream.