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Iran's Soroush and Norouz oil fields to reach full production

Tehran, April 25, IRNA-Development project for Soroush and Norouz oil fields, in southern Iran, will finally be completed within the next four weeks, after months of repeated delays and marketing problems, `Iran Daily' wrote on Monday.

The daily quoted Mehdi Atrianfar, the project manager, as announcing that Norouz field will certainly begin full production by the end of May.

He said Soroush oilfield is currently producing 50,000 oil barrels a day, adding that production in the field would reach 100,000 by the end of this month.

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said last week that the oil giant Shell company is progressing as per schedule in its efforts to complete the 190,000-barrel per day capacity project at Soroush and Norouz oil fields.

Development project for Soroush and Norouz oil fields, which were expected to become operational late 2003, have been delayed for several times in the past months.

The British and Dutch conglomerate, Royal/Dutch Shell had announced earlier that development projects in Soroush and Norouz fields faced major problems because of the damage to equipment and a change in oil processing ship.

The projects to develop Soroush and Norouz oil fields came to a standstill due to the 1980-1988 war with Iraq.

Soroush oil field, which is located some 82 kilometers southwest of Kharg Island, was discovered in 1962.

Norouz oil field, discovered in 1966, lies 93 kilometers northwest of Kharg Island and 53 kilometers from Soroush oil field.

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