Akbari said the drilling was in the areas covered by the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and the Exploration Department of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
He said an exploration well, 10 developmental wells, and four other wells were repaired in the first half of this year by the NIDC Onshore Drilling Management Department staff.
He added that his department is now availed with 16 light and heavy drilling rigs. “Out of the rigs, two are employed for drilling the exploration-descriptive, 11 for drilling the developmental wells and three for repair of wells.”
The Fath 67 drilling rig alone drilled 4,311 meters in the period and Fath 95 drilling rig joined the fleet in May this year, he concluded.