Middle East Economic Survey


No 7



Iran Struggles To Ramp Up Darquain Crude Output

A question mark hangs over a plan to boost Irans Darquain field production capacity to 260,000 b/d from 160,000 b/d as sanctions continue to take a toll on Irans energy industry. Iran inaugurated the second phase of Darquain on 8 February, marking the addition of 100,000 b/d of crude capacity, although first oil was delivered in December (MEES, 10 December 2010). The project was at...