Tag Archives | Kurra Chine

DNO Completes Baeshiqa Testing, Prepares to Spud Next Well

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced completion of testing and appraisal of the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the imminent spud of an exploration well on a separate prospect, Zartik, located 15 kilometers southeast on the same license. The testing has proven oil and gas in […]

DNO announces Oil and Gas Discovery

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced issuance of a notice of discovery to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well, in accordance with the requirements of the Production Sharing Contract, after flowing hydrocarbons to surface from the upper part of Triassic Kurra Chine B reservoir. Following acid […]

Rosneft Starts Drilling at Block 12

Russia's Rosneft group has started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq. The Salman-1 well will be drilled to the measured depth of 4,245 m through Kurra Chine target horizon to be followed by further testing of five prospective targets. The Company plans to complete drilling in July 2017. Company of Rosneft […]

Afren Slumps on Barda Rash Downgrade

By John Lee. Shares in Afren plc have fallen more than 20 percent on Monday morning, after the company provided the following update in relation to its sixty percent working interest in the Barda Rash field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq: An updated Competent Person's Report (CPR) of Barda Rash, carried out as part […]

Afren Shares Fall on Interims

By John Lee. Shares in Afren were down as much as 7 percent during the day on Tuesday, closing down 5.7 percent, as the company's earnings came in below target. In its Interim Management Statement this morning, Afren gave the following update on its Iraq operations: "On the Barda Rash block in Kurdistan, the BR-4 […]

Afren Updates on Iraqi Operations

By John Lee. Shares in Afren were trading up more than 3 percent on Thursday afternoon following the release of the company's Interim Management Statement, which included the following update on its Iraqi operations: Barda Rash On 8 July 2013 Afren commenced preliminary crude oil sales from the Barda Rash PSC to the local market. […]

Afren Shares Up on Interim Mgt Statement

Shares in Afren have risen more than 5 percent since the publication of its Interim Management Statement on Thursday. In the statement, the company gave the following update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: Barda Rash As part of the phased development of the field, Afren initiated production operations in August 2012 producing its first […]

New Oil Find in Iraqi Kurdistan

Gulf Keystone notes today's update by MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc., the operator of the Akri-Bijeel Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (in which Gulf Keystone has a 20 per cent working interest), on its extensive exploration and appraisal programme. Bakrman-1 Exploration Well Discovery Bakrman-1, the first exploration well to target the Bakrman […]

ShaMaran: Increased Contingent Resources at Atrush

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced an update of estimated contingent and prospective resources for the Atrush block provided by third party auditors McDaniel & Associates prepared as at December 31, 2012 in accordance with standards set out in the Canadian National Instrument NI 51-101 and Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGEH). McDaniel estimates have taken […]