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DNO Taps Additional Oil in Kurdistan

By John Lee. DNO International, the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that the Benenan-3 well drilled on its Erbil license, Kurdistan region of Iraq, encountered an additional 210 meter oil column in the Najmeh reservoir which is expected to more than double the Benenan field’s gross 2P oil-in-place volumes from 300 million barrels […]

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WesternZagros Confirms Oil in Eocene Reservoir at Kurdamir-2

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has successfully completed its testing program in the Eocene reservoir, the second of three target intervals in the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The testing proved an oil discovery in the naturally fractured limestones of the Eocene Formation. This adds to the previously announced major discovery […]

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WesternZagros Suspends Shares Pending Kurdamir Results

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has temporarily halted its shares from trading while it prepares a news release with results from the recent casedhole testing of the Eocene Reservoir, the secondary target of the multi-stacked reservoirs drilled by the Kurdamir-2 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The release will provide the full context around […]

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WesternZagros Confirms Oil at Kurdamir-2

By John Lee. WesternZagros has announced that during the post-perforation clean up period of the Eocene testing program, an initial low rate flow of 42 to 45 degrees API oil to surface has been achieved at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well. The Company advises that flow rates and the potential for commerciality cannot be confirmed until […]

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WesternZagros Confirms Oil at Kurdamir-2

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has completed its testing program in the deepest of the three stacked reservoirs drilled by the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The testing confirmed an oil discovery in low permeability fractured limestones of the Cretaceous-age, Shiranish Formation, adding to the previously announced major oil discovery in […]

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New Oilfield Discovered in Maysan

By John Lee. The Energy Committee of Maysan’s Provincial Council has announced the discovery of an oil field in Ezair district, 70 km southwest of the city of Amara (pictured). The Committee’s Chairman, Amer Nasrallah, told NINA that an exploratory well had been drilled to a depth of 4,260 meters at the Deemeh field, and […]

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WesternZagros Discovers “Giant Oil Field” at Kurdamir-2

WesternZagros Resources has announced that the mean estimate of gross unrisked contingent resources (“Mean Contingent Resources”) has increased to 147 million barrels of recoverable oil (corresponding to 464 million barrels of mean estimated gross discovered oil initially in place) and the mean estimate of gross unrisked prospective resources (“Mean Prospective Resources”) has increased to 1.2 […]

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New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurds say they have struck a new oil find at the disputed district of Shaikhan, north of the city of Mosul. According to the report from Azzaman, the discovery of reserves of up to 917 million barrels in an area close to Mosul, the capital Nineveh, is certain to fuel tension between Iraqi Kurds […]

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Afren Jumps on Kurdistan Oil Find

Shares in Afren jumped more than 10% in early trading, before falling back slightly, following the company’s announcement that the high impact Simrit-2 exploration well, located on the Ain Sifni PSC in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and sidewall core sampling. […]

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Major New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

WesternZagros Resources has made a major oil discovery in the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdamir-2 well has reached the intermediate casing depth of 2,812 metres, and has drilled through the Oligocene interval. Wireline logs indicate a porous zone of 140 metres thickness within the Oligocene […]

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WesternZagros Strikes Oil in Kurdistan – Shares Rocket

Shares in WesternZagros Resources are up 35% on Tuesday following the company’s announcement of an oil discovery in the Jeribe Formation at the Sarqala-1 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The cpmpany says the Jeribe Formation flowed light, 40 degrees API oil at a stabilized rate of 6,000 barrels per day over the […]

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ShaMaran Strikes Oil in Kurdistan

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp has announced a major oil discovery in the recently drilled Atrush-1 exploration well in Kurdistan. The Atrush-1 well was spud on October 5, 2010 and successfully reached a revised total depth of 3400m on January 21, 2011 after 91 days. The well was drilled on time and within budget and encountered a […]

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