Khuzestan Oil Regions in Flood Zone

Despite the mounting challenges NIOC is still producing 350,000 barrels per day from West Karoun oilfields namely Yaran, Yadavaran and Darkhoein
Khuzestan Oil Regions in Flood Zone   Khuzestan Oil Regions in Flood Zone

Flash floods during the past three weeks in the west and southwest are taking a toll on oil production in oil-rich Khuzestan Province, the National Iranian Oil Company's deputy managing director for planning said.
"Ahvaz-3, Ahvaz-5, Abteymour and Mansouri Oilfields in Khuzestan Province, have been adversely affected by the heavy floodwaters," Karim Zobeidi was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Several wells in the giant Azadegan Oilfield near the Iraqi border have been inundated due to the proximity to the west of Karoun River and production is continuing with difficulty.
"Oil facilities at risk of inundation have been shut down  to protect the environment and precautionary measures are being taken not to let more water enter oilfields shared between Iran and Iraq like Yaran, Yadavaran and Darkhoein," he said, noting that the deluge has caused problems in some pipelines and some main valves were closed to avoid possible explosions.


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