Oil exploration continues at three sites in Al-Jafr

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An undated photo of oil derricks. (Photo: Envato Elements)

AMMAN — Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said on Monday that oil production at the Hamza oil field has reached 500 barrels per day, adding that Jordan consumes approximately 150,000 barrels of oil per day, According to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

“Jordan is divided into 10 exploratory areas, and today we are working in one of these areas,” he said referring to Hamza oil field. “There are three sites in the area … in Al-Jafr, where we started exploratory drilling, and we still have to dig in the two other areas,” Kharabsheh added.

In regard to the oil production, he said: “I wrote to the prime minister, when I was minister of energy and mineral resources in 2017 regarding the issue of rehabilitating the Hamza oil field. And the Cabinet approved of its wells through the National Petroleum Company, and assigned it this work.”

He added that there is also an operating consultancy firm helping the National Petroleum Company evaluate the reserves in the Hamza oil field, and there will be a future plan to develop it.

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