Exxon's Six KRG Oil Blocks Named

Kurdish oil minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) has confirmed the names of the six exploration blocks awarded by the Kurdistan Regional Government to ExxonMobil:

  • Al Qush, northwest of Erbil city and formerly assigned to Komet Group but withdrawn for lack of development;
  • Bashiqa, southeast of Al Qush town;
  • Pirmam in Erbil;
  • Betwata;
  • Qura-Hanjeer, southwest of Chamchamal; and,
  • a sixth block located along the border with Iran near the Penlwin border crossing.

(Source: Dow Jones)

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