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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 […]

Total, Marathon Discovery at Harir Block

By John Lee. Total and Marathon Oil have confirmed a discovery of light oil and gas with condensates at the Harir Block, 60 kilometers from the city of Erbil. The Jisik-1 discovery well was drilled to a depth of 4,511 meters and encountered light oil and gas with condensates intervals in Jurassic and Triassic carbonate reservoirs. […]

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, […]

Swara Tika Discovery Declared Commercial

HKN Energy Ltd. (HKN) has announced that it has notified the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) that the Swara Tika discovery is a “Commercial Discovery” pursuant to the terms of the Sarsang Production Sharing Contract. HKN, as operator of the Sarsang Block, has drilled two wells on the Swara Tika structure. The Swara Tika-1 […]

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 […]

Marathon Finds Oil and Gas at Mirawa

By  John Lee. Marathon Oil Corporation has announced that the Mirawa-1 exploration well has discovered multiple stacked oil and natural gas producing zones on the Company’s operated Harir Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Located approximately 40 miles northeast of Erbil, the Mirawa-1 well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 14,000 feet. […]

KRG Approves Development of Atrush

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that the Atrush partners have received approval from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for the first phase in the development of the Atrush Block. The TAQA-operated Block, located 85 km northwest of Erbil, is expected to initially produce approximately 30,000 barrels of gross oil per day (bpd) with […]