CALGARY -- Condor Petroleum Inc., a Canadian based oil and gas company focused on production and exploration activities in Turkey and Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce that natural gas production has commenced at the Company’s 100% owned and operated Poyraz Ridge field in Turkey.
Poyraz Ridge gas is currently flowing at restricted rates as final commissioning activities are underway and focused on optimizing the central processing facility’s equipment settings. Downhole chokes are also being installed in select wells whose initial flowing pressures are causing excess cooling/freezing effects across the wellhead valves. Installation of downhole chokes is a common remedy for mitigating cooling/freezing effects in wellhead valves and piping. Commissioning activities and downhole choke installations are expected to be completed in the coming days.
The Poyraz Ridge gas field is located onshore on the Gallipoli peninsula in western Turkey. The Company acquired the property in March of 2016 and have subsequently drilled five wells, designed, procured, constructed and commissioned a 15-MMscfd capacity central processing facility and a six-in., 16-km pipeline which is tied into the Turkish natural gas pipeline system.