Bibi-Hekime

BIBI-HEKIME (RU: Биби-Хекиме) is the petroleum and gas field within Iran, at the distance of 68 kilometres from the Genave port to the north-east, one of the largest ones within the world. It belongs to the Persian Gulf petroleum-and-gas-bearing basin. It has been discovered during the 1961, it is being developed since the 1965. The initial industrial reserves are 1080 million tonnes of petroleum, 255 billion cubic metres of gas. It is confined to the anticlinal fold with the size of 45x3 kilometres. There are productive the limestones of the Asmari (Oligocene - Lower Miocene) and Bangestan (Upper Cretaceous) stratigraphic suites at the depth of 1020 and 1890 metres. The massive vaulted reservoirs are hydrodynamically associated among themselves. The reservoir within the depositions of the Asmari stratigraphic suite has the large gas cap. The level of the petroleum-and-gas-bearing capacity is 1600 metres. The collector is porous with cracks. The density of the petroleum is 845 kilograms per cubic metre. There are operated 24 gushing petroleum wells; the extraction is 11.2 million tonnes (1978); the cumulative extraction (by the 1979) is 206 million tonnes. There exists the petroleum pipeline to the petroleum terminal port on the Kharg island. It is being developed by the "National Iranian Oil Co." company.