Iran’s oldest offshore oil platform will be registered as the national work.
This was made possible after Iranian minister of petroleum, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, replied positively to a request made by the director of Petroleum Museum and Documents Center, Akbar Nematollahi, regarding the restoration of Bahregansar oil platform as Iran’s oldest offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf waters.
Bahregansar oil field was the first Iranian oil field in the offshore sector which was developed by the Italian oil company, Ajipe. The oil field came online in 1962 with the aim of producing 30 thousand barrels of oil per day but in subsequent years its oil production hit 60 thousand barrels per day after further development.
The first well of the oil field was drilled in 1959.
Bahregansar oil platform with drilling rigs, production facilities and crew quarters is now out of service due to being obsolete.