Tag Archives | Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)

TAQA Changes Iraq Leadership

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has announced the appointment of AbdulKhaliq Al Ameri as acting project director TAQA Iraq with immediate effect. Mr Al Ameri, previously deputy project director TAQA Iraq, will be responsible for the development of the Atrush block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He will report to Saeed […]

ShaMaran Announces 3Q Results

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced its financial and operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Unless otherwise stated all currency amounts indicated as “$” in this news release are expressed in thousands of United States dollars. On November 7, 2016 the Assignment, Novation and Fourth Amendment Agreement to the PSC (the “4th PSC […]

Atrush Oil Field to Start Production this year

By John Lee. In its results for the first quarter of 2016, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has said that its Atrush oil project in Iraqi Kurdistan is expected to commence oil production this year with a maximum gross capacity of 30,000 barrels per day. (Source: TAQA)

ShaMaran, TAQA, in Dispute over Atrush

Canadian-based ShaMaran Petroleum and TAQA, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, are in dispute regarding the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan. In a statement to the markets on Monday, ShaMaran said that its wholly owned subsidiary, General Exploration Partners (GEP), has received a Default Notice from TAQA Atrush B.V., the Operator of the Atrush Block, […]

ShaMaran Announces Atrush Results

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the successful testing and completion of the Chiya Khere-8 (“CK-8”) development well in the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The CK-8 development well was drilled in the third quarter of 2014. The well was re-entered in July 2015 and two well tests (“DST”) using an […]

Atrush First Oil on Schedule

By John Lee. TAQA, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, has said that first oil from its Atrush Block in Iraq is on schedule for late 2015. The company said that operations have resumed following a brief interruption to drilling activities after increased regional instability in August. (Source: TAQA)

ShaMaran Restarts Drilling at Atrush

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, […]

TAQA Adjusts Iraq Strategy

By John Lee. In an effort to improve cash flow, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) have ended acquisition plans for some projects in Iraq and India.Security does not appear to have been a factor in the company’s decision regarding an Iraq based project. However, the company are taking some precautions with ongoing oil […]

ShaMaran Petroleum Drilling Update

ShaMaran Petroleum has provided an operational update on the Atrush development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Chiya Khere (“CK-5”) development well was spudded on May 16, 2014 using the DQE31 drilling rig and reached Total Depth of 2098 metres Measured Depth (1744 metres True Vertical Depth) in the Butmah formation on June 28, […]

UAE Assures Project Implementation in Kurdistan

The United Arab Emirates Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade, Abdullah Saleh, visited the Kurdistan Region this week to attend the 2014 TradeUAE Iraq conference in Erbil. The conference included 115 Emirati companies specializing in a wide range of sectors, including energy, the food industry, petrochemicals, construction, as well as companies offering banking and communications […]

ShaMaran Announces Atrush-4 Test Results

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the results of the Atrush-4 appraisal/development well (“AT-4”) drilled in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The AT-4 well was spudded on October 20, 2013 using the DQE31 drilling rig and reached Total Depth of 2916m MD on January 23, 2014. The well was deviated well from the AT-1 […]

ShaMaran Announces Reserves and Resources

ShaMaran Petroleum has reported initial recognition of reserves as well as updates to estimated contingent resources and prospective resources for the Atrush block as of December 31, 2013. The reserves and resources estimates were provided by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd., the Company’s independent qualified resources evaluator, and were prepared in accordance with standards set […]