Initial Development Phase (1997-1998)
During the initial development phase, QPD drilled 2 appraisal wells in Al-Karkara field and A-Structure North field. Extended Well Test (EWT) for KK-1A was performed to verify the general reservoir condition and especially the drive mechanism. Finally commercial viability of the project was proved and resulted in preparation of the Full Field Development.
Full Field Development Phase (2003-2011)
In June 2003, the phased Full Field Development Plan (1st~3rd stages) for Al-Karkara and A-Structure North fields was submitted and Full Field Development commenced.
In March 2006, the 1st stage development, including 2 production wells, 1 gas injection well, 1 water injection well and installation of 3 base platforms, was completed and the Commercial Oil Production from Al-Karkara and A-Structure North fields was started.
In January 2007, QPD started the Sour Gas Injection and established the first Zero Gas Flaring Operation in Qatar.
In August 2007, QPD submitted the Full Field Development Plan for A-Structure South Field subsequent to first stage thru third stage Developments plan implementation.
In March 2008, the 2nd stage development, including drilling of 2 additional production wells, was completed.
In 2010 the 3rd stage development, including drilling of 1 water injection well, was completed.
In April 2011, A-South Full Field Development Plan, including drilling of 1 production well and 1 water injection well, was completed and the crude oil production from A-Structure South field was added.
Current total crude oil production of QPD fields is an average 7,000 bopd (as of October 2011) . However, the production may increase to reach about 9,000 bopd after resolving all operational issues. All the entitled crude oil of QPD is exported to Japan.