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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 […]

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, […]

Talisman to Sell Kurdamir Stake

By John Lee. Talisman Energy has said that it still plans to sell its oil properties in Iraqi Kurdistan, despite the recent declaration that its Kurdamir Block was commerical. Reuters reports that the Calgary-based company plans to look for buyers for its Kurdistan assets as it continues restructuring to cut debt and boost its flagging […]

Kurdamir Block Declared Commercial

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources and its co-venturer, Talisman, have submitted a Declaration of Commercial Discovery (“DoC”) to the Kurdistan Regional Government (“KRG”) for the oil and gas discovery in the Kurdamir Block. A phased development plan, outlining future production wells, facilities and supporting infrastructure, is under preparation for submission to the KRG. Simon Hatfield […]

Talisman Energy Updates in Kurdistan Operations

By John Lee. As port of its operating and unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2014, Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) has given the following update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: “In the Topkhana Block, testing continues on the T-2 well and is expected to be complete in the coming days. “In […]

Talisman Testing Kurdamir-3 Well

A unit of Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun a cased-hole test program of the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-3 well on the Kurdamir block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Talisman (Block K44) BV drilled the well to 2,895 m about 5 km southwest and downdip of the Kurdamir-2 well in what the block […]

List of Oil Companies in Kurdistan

Erbil Governorate has compiled and published a list of the top oil companies in Kurdistan [Note: This list was originally compiled and published by Marcopolis – Ed.]. Please click here to see a list of oil companies with licences granted by the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad. [NEW: An updated list can now be found […]

WesternZagros Spuds Kurdamir-3

WesternZagros Resources has spudded the latest well of its extensive exploration and appraisal program in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Drilling began on the Kurdamir-3 appraisal well on the Kurdamir Block on February 22, 2013. 3D seismic surveys are also underway on both the Kurdamir and Garmian Blocks, and preparations are progressing for the three […]