By John Lee.
Dublin registered Dragon Oil has announced a second oil discovery at the Block 9 exploration well, 'Faihaa-1'.
This is good news for the consortium who have a 30% stake in the well along with the operator, Kuwait Energy who have a 70% stake in the block, located in the northern part of Basra province, southern Iraq.
The firm's first discovery at Block 9 occurred in September last year, 2700 metres into the Mishrif formation. The second target was the Yamama formation, at 4000 metres. Dragon Oil signed their oil services contract for the site in January 2013.