By John Lee.
ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the resumption of drilling operations on the Atrush block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Drilling operations at the Chiya Khere-8 development well were suspended for a total of 21 days by TAQA (the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company), operator of the Atrush Block, as a precautionary measure, following recent regional developments.
Civil engineering works at the Phase 1 Production Facility have continued uninterrupted during the period in which drilling operations were suspended. Mobilisation of the rig planned to drill the Chiya Khere-6 eastern appraisal well is underway.
(Source: ShaMaran Petroleum)