More than six months after the expulsion of ISIS from most of the areas it controlled in Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Hasaka, Questions come to mind about the fate of the great oil wealth left behind by ISIS, what is its fate, and how it is currently managed.
What should be noted before accessing the information obtained by the “Euphrates Post” from its sources and correspondents, that the areas that were controlling by “SDF” in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, especially the eastern side (jazzera)
The region is the richest of oil compared to the corresponding areas on the Euphrates River (Shamia), which was seized by the Assad regime and militias backed by Iran, not to mention the southern Hasaka, which was under the control of “SDF” supported by the International Alliance before the start of its battles in Deir Ezzor.
The “Euphrates Post” worked on diving in the life of oil east of Deir Ezzor after the “ISIS”, and got in this framework on the information and details important, showing the current oil policy.
SDF began to sell crude oil through export to the control areas of the regime forces, but at the same time kept some wells under the control of persons close to it, to invest it how it wanted,Characterized by poor production such as Hamada wells (according to the names traded among the residents of the region) considered the high proportion of water in them (the amount of water 50% of oil), compared to the rest of the wells such as Siyad, Al-Shafaf, Al-Ezba in the production of oil is classified as good.
Firas Elias, a prominent oil investor from the SDF, is a resident of the town of Khasham in the eastern suburb of Deir Ezzor. He was known to sell oil to Local Oil Refineries in the SDF Areas .
Bassam al-Mu’azi, a resident of the village of al-Sa’wa in the western suburb of Deir al-Zour, is selling oil to Local Oil Refineries, noting that operations by oil traders require coordination with the SDF oil official, and he is the chief accountant for these wells.
As for the rest of the wells in the SDF, including the wells of Al-Hammad (2000 barrels per day), all of its crude oil is transported through the tankers to the regime areas in Homs or Banias.
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“SDF” requires oil traders within their regions to be the production of diesel fuel only, and prevent the sale of crude oil to the owners of the fire, only after the agreement that the substance of the fuel produced for them in their favor,
With the aim of exporting it to the regions of the Regime at double prices, or controlling its price in the local market, which led to a large increase in the price of this article, from 7 thousand to 13 thousand syria pounds, and this led many of the Local Oil Refineries to stop work.
The rise in the price of fuel oil has created a state of anger among the residents, as happened in the village Jadid Bakara on Thursday, when the elements in some wells were attacked and the oil was taken by force.
“SDF” In response to these attacks, all oil investors were expelled, before holding meetings with Local people to reduce tension, and offered to give civilians a share of wells in their areas to cover their needs.
The oil and gas fields are located in Deir Ezzor between the banks of the Euphrates River, most of which suffer from the destruction of its infrastructure due to the bombing of the past years, both the regime and the Russians on the one hand, or the International Alliance on the other. Oil fields in Syria) and tinkering as the most affected fields.
The oil wealth under the control of “SDF”, is the field of Al-Omar (15 km east of the city of insight) of the most important, in addition to the oil wells located on the eastern side of the field, and the capacity of production to 10 thousand barrels per day, West of the old field.
The oil field includes a gas plant and a power plant, which in turn feeds several villages in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, as well as the filli
ng of domestic gas cylinders at a rate of 1000 cylinders per day.
Al Tanak field in Badia Al Shuitat, with a current production capacity of about 7 thousand barrels per day, while the daily production group of adjacent wells to about 20 thousand barrels per day.
Of the other fields under the “SDF”, the field of Jafra (25 km east of Deir al-Zour), the daily production rate of about one thousand barrels, and contains dozens of wells stopped production.
There is also Koniku gas plant (20 km east of Deir Ezzor), Diru station (40 km northwest of Deir al-Zour), Diru field in Badia Zagir village in the western countryside and produces 300 barrels per day.
SDF has eight fields in the town of Abu Hammam. The daily production capacity is around 13,000 barrels. In addition, the irrigation wells produce 3500 barrels per day and the desert wells are producing 1,000 barrels per day.
As for the system, its control over the wealth of Deir Ezzor oil limited, and limited to the field of roses located near the village of Aldoer, and a production capacity of up to 5 thousand barrels per day, and the field contains an oil refinery, and there is the field Altim (10 km south of the city of Deir Ezzor) 300 barrels a day.
Other oilfields under his control include the Khorata oil station (20 km southwest of Deir Ezzor).
In general, Deir Ez-Zour fields and stations have a large number of wells that pump oil, varying in production with the size of the field or station fed by these wells, and there are wells that are not connected to the fields.
What about Raqqa and Hasaka?
The oil fields controlled by the regime in Badia are Al-Wahab, Al-Fahd, Desan, Qusayr, Abu Al-Qatat, Abu Qatash and Fayan, and are located south of Al-Rusafa town between Raqqa and Homs. , And crude oil is transported by tank to the Banias and Homs refinery.
Here, too, some of the wells located between Raqqa and the western suburb of Deir Ezzor are under the control of the SDF through local militias.
Al-Hasakah oil is concentrated in Rumailan, belonging to Al-Malikiyah, northeast of the province, and its main fields are Sweden, Qara Chuk, Rumailan, Ouda, Saida, Badran, Barda, Bab Al Hadid, Matlotha, Naour, Chuk, Debsan, Ghadir, Sazabah, Hamza Tigris, Shamu and Yusufiyah.
The production of these fields takes place at the main oil pumping station in Tel Adas (Kerzero), from which pumping is carried out to the Homs and Banias refineries. Al-Jibsa is also considered the main oil resource in Al-Hasakah..