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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 […]

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 […]

ShaMaran Announces Successful Testing of Atrush-3

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced positive test results from the Atrush-3 well in the eastern part of the Atrush structure (Atrush Phase 2 appraisal area) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Following the testing of the Chiya Khere-6 (“CK-6”) Phase 2 area appraisal well announced in January 2015, the drilling rig was skidded […]

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, […]

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 […]

TAQA Buys into Atrush Block

By John Lee. General Exploration Partners (GEP) has signed a purchase and sale agreement to sell 53.2% of its participating interest in the Atrush Block to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”). In conjunction with the sale, Aspect Energy International, LLC will divest itself of any interest in GEP, leaving ShaMaran Ventures B.V. (a […]

ShaMaran Announces Financial and Operating Results

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announce its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. Highlights On November 7, 2012 General Exploration Partners Ltd, operator of the Atrush Block and acting on behalf of the Contractor Group under the Atrush Block Production Sharing Contract, submitted to the Atrush […]

Abu Dhabi’s TAQA to Buy Atrush Block?

By John  Lee. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) is said to be in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Atrush Block in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Atrush Block is operated by the joint-venture company General Exploration Partners (GEP) which holds an 80 percent working interest in the Block. Aspect Holdings, LLC through […]

ShaMaran Petroleum Rises on Iraq Update

Shares in ShaMaran Petroleum (TSX VENTURE:SNM) rose 8% today following an update on its Atrush-1 exploration well in Kurdistan. The well was spudded on October 5, 2010 and 9 5/8″ intermediate pipe was set after logging the Jurassic section to the top of Kurrachine at a depth of approximately 2,230 metres. Drilling operations have progressed […]

ShaMaran Buys Into Major Oil Project in Kurdistan

ShaMaran Petroleum, the Canadian oil and gas company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aspect Energy International to acquire a one third stake in General Exploration Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aspect. The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (“KRG”) and GEP are parties to a Production Sharing Contract dated November […]