Drilling operations on 40 oil wells in South Azadegan oilfield have shown 91 percent progress, said director of the South Azadegan oilfield drilling project in National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC).
Manouchehr Assadi said his company had drilled more than 140,000 meters as part of the operations to drill 40 wells, Fars News Agency reported.
Eight heavy onshore drilling rigs of the NIDC were used for drilling the wells, said the official.
With the expulsion of the Chinese company from South Azadegan field in the year to March 2015, the drilling operation of 40 wells was ceded to the NIDC by the Petroleum Development and Engineering Company (PDEC).
The official said out of 43 wells, 30 are completed, finalized and put at the disposal of the employer.
The NIDC is now drilling in South Yaran and Azar fields, Phase 14 of South Pars as well as the onshore part of Kish gas field.