Tag Archives | Kurdamir

WesternZagros Announces Results

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced its operating and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Commenting on the second quarter results and subsequent events, WesternZagros’s Chief Executive Officer Simon Hatfield said: “A significant key milestone was reached with the approval of the Garmian Field Development Plan confirming the commercial potential […]

WesternZagros gets Approval for Garmian Field Development

WesternZagros Receives Approval for Garmian Field Development Plan and Submits Kurdamir Field Development Plan WesternZagros Resources has announced the approval of the Garmian Block Field Development Plan (“FDP”) from the Kurdistan Regional Government (“KRG”) and the submission of the Kurdamir Block FDP. Garmian Block Field Development Plan Approval WesternZagros and its co-venturer, Gazprom Neft Middle […]

Gazprom takes over as Operator of Garmian Block

WesternZagros Resources has announced that the transition of operatorship of the Garmian Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (“KRI”) from WesternZagros to Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. was completed effective February 29, 2016. The agreement does not involve any change of working interest in the production license. This transition was made pursuant to the […]

WesternZagros Reviews Financing

By Simon Kent. WesternZagros Resources has announced that an agreement has been reached with its major shareholder, Crest Energy International to defer the latest first drawdown notice date under the first tranche of its US$200 million unsecured credit facility from the original date of January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016. The Company felt it […]

WesternZagros Updates on Kurdistan Ops

WesternZagros Resources has announced its production of light oil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq averaged approximately 5,000 barrels per day in the third quarter. As previously disclosed, operatorship of the Garmian Block was to transition from WesternZagros to Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V at the end of the exploration period for the block pursuant […]

WesternZagros Falls on Q2 Results

By John Lee. Shares in WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) closed 3 percent down on Thursday following the announcement of its operating and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day (“bbl/d”). The Sarqala-1 well has produced approximately 1.8 […]

WesternZagros Updates on Garmian, Kurdamir

WesternZagros Resources has issued an update in advance of the company’s standard second quarter results which are scheduled for release on 13th August, 2015: Garmian Block Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day (“bbl/d). WesternZagros continues, in accordance with the KRG, to supply this production to the domestic […]

WesternZagros Year-End Results

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced its operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. WesternZagros achieved several key financial and operational milestones during 2014 and to date, including the commencement of light oil production and sales at an average rate of 5,000 barrels of oil per day […]

Talisman Books Loss on Kurdistan Block

By John Lee. Talisman Energy, the Canadian producer being acquired by Spain’s Repsol, has fully impaired its investment in Block K44 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by $234 million, after determining that future investment in a capital constrained environment was unlikely. The company has an interest in two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana, covering in […]

Successful Rights Offering for WesternZagros

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced the successful closing of its rights offering which expired on November 14, 2014. The Rights Offering, together with the equity backstop arrangement provided by the Company’s largest shareholder, Crest Energy International LLC, generated CDN$200 million in gross proceeds to the Company which will be used to fund development […]

Talisman Energy Updates on Topkhana

By John Lee. In its third-quarter results on Tuesday, Talisman Energy gave the following update on its operations in Iraq: In the Topkhana Block, the extensive well testing of the T-2 well has been completed. The results were consistent with the results of the long-term K-2 well test, in terms of fluid rates and composition, […]

WesternZagros Books First Oil Reserves

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has, subsequent to its declarations of commerciality and submissions of development plans, and in accordance with its accounting policies, completed an independent evaluation and a new independent audit of its light oil discovery on the Garmian block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The evaluation has, for the first time, […]