Trinidad focused Range Resources has begun injection on its flagship Bean Marcelle waterflood project.
Range said two injector wells are being used with water being added at an average initial rate of 600 bwpd, gradually increasing as additional wells and surface facilities are commissioned.
First production as a result of waterflooding is anticipated during the first quarter of 2017. The average production over the eight-year period is expected to be around 1,600 bopd, with production estimated over the plateau period of three years of 2,000 bopd.
Waterflood projects will be key contributors to the company’s production growth in coming years with an additional 4.8 mmbbls recovered using the method over the next eight years in the South East block.
The company’s injection on the Morne Diablo project is continuing with water rates increased to the maximum volume currently available. Range will be constructing a new water pipeline to connect Morne Diablo field to Petrotrin’s water treatment facility.
Range said it has agreed a deal with Petrotrin to access additional water supply for Morne Diablo with contracts to be signed soon.
Range chief executive Yan Liu, said: “Beach Marcelle is the largest waterflood project to be implemented in recent times in Trinidad and the team has been working tirelessly to bring it on line.
“It will be key to our production growth in the coming years, with first production from this project expected at the beginning of next year.”