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PM inaugurates rehabilitated oil field after 32-year hiatus

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh listens to a briefing while on a visit to Al-Azraq to inaugurate rehabilitated wells in Hamza oil field, on July 7, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh listens to a briefing while on a visit to Al-Azraq to inaugurate rehabilitated wells in Hamza oil field, on July 7, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bishr Khasawneh on Wednesday inaugurated rehabilitated wells in Hamza oil field in Azraq district, which raised the field’s production quantities from five oil barrels per day to between 1,500 to 2,000 barrels per day.اضافة اعلان

The output of the first experimental phase of the development operations amounted to about 52,000 barrels, which were supplied to the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JPRC) in Zarqa, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The premier expressed satisfaction at this stage of the development work of Hamza field, which has been suspended since 1989.

Khasawneh said the government seeks to further utilize Hamza Field and tap other natural resources in the Kingdom, according to Petra.

He was quoted as saying: "We must exhaust all prospects to tap our potentials and national resources to enhance the development process and self-reliance…."

Lauding efforts made by the national teams working in the field, he expressed hope to increase operations to explore oil, gas and other resources.

Khasawneh said Jordan is on the threshold of the second phase of developing existing oil wells.

The daily production of Hamza field of oil ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 barrels per day, or 1.5 percent of the Kingdom's daily consumption, which reaches up to about 135,000 barrels, the premier said.

According to Worldometers, Jordan ranks 75th in the world for oil consumption, accounting for about 0.1% of the world's total consumption of 97,103,871 barrels per day.

Khasawneh said Jordan "is still far away from achieving self-sufficiency in its oil needs."

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