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WesternZagros Starts Garmian Drilling

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced that it has started its latest Garmian Block drilling program in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Mil Qasim Upper Bakhtiari-1 well was spudded on May 19, 2013. This is the first of a planned three-well program to test the potential of the shallow Upper Bakhtiari Formation. With […]

WesternZagros Announces Final Results

WesternZagros Resources today announced its operating and financial results for the year end ended December 31, 2012, and additional key highlights and activities to date. With tremendous exploration success and solid operational execution in 2012, WesternZagros moved well ahead on its mission to be recognized as one of the leading junior oil and gas companies […]

WesternZagros Strikes Oil in Kurdistan

WesternZagros Resources has made an oil discovery in the Upper Fars Formation at the Mil Qasim-1 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Mil Qasim-1 Discovery Well (Garmian Block) Lower Bakhtiari and Upper Fars Formations Mil Qasim-1 was drilled to a total depth of 2,425 metres in December 2011 ahead of time and on […]

WesternZagros Provides Operational Update

WesternZagros Resources has provided an operational update for the drilling and testing operations at Mil Qasim-1 and Kurdamir-2, and the continued production from the Sarqala-1 extended well test. Mil Qasim-1 Exploration Well (Garmian Block) The Mil Qasim-1 well was cased to a depth of 2,129 metres and successfully drilled and wirelined logged to a final […]

WesternZagros Updates on Kurdistan Operations

WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR)  provided an operational update for its drilling operations at Mil Qasim-1 and Kurdamir-2, and the continued ramp up of production from the Sarqala-1 extended well test. Sarqala-1 Extended Well Test Production from the Sarqala-1 extended well test has continued to increase with the addition of tank capacity and the construction […]

WesternZagros Sells First Oil to Market and Provides Drilling Update

WesternZagros Resources has received payment for its first sale of crude oil to the domestic market in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. First oil production from the Sarqala-1 extended well test was achieved on October 18, 2011, and first lifting occurred by truck on 27th October. "Production start-up marks a new chapter in the Company's […]

WesternZagros Accelerates Oil Production Timeline

WesternZagros Resources has received approval to begin producing its first oil through an extended well test at its Sarqala-1 oil discovery. Drilling at Mil Qasim-1, the Company's third exploration well, is proceeding ahead of schedule. "We are delighted to commence our extended well test at Sarqala-1 sooner than anticipated. The acceleration of the next phase […]

WesternZagros Spuds Mil Qasim-1 Well

WesternZagros Resources has started drilling operations at the Mil Qasim-1 well on the Garmian Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Mil Qasim-1 is located three kilometers to the south-east of the Company's Sarqala-1 discovery well. Mil Qasim-1 is targeting the prospective Upper Fars interval that exhibited numerous oil shows, including oil to surface in […]

WesternZagros Announces First Quarter Results

WesternZagros Resources has announced its results for the period ended March 31, 2011, key highlights, and activities to date. On May 31, 2011, WesternZagros made an oil discovery in the Jeribe Formation at the Sarqala-1 exploration well. The Company tested the well at rates up to 9,444 barrels per day of 40 degree API oil. […]

WesternZagros to Target Over 1 Billion BOEs during 2011/2012 Exploration Program

WesternZagros Resources has announced that Sproule International has completed an independent audit of the Company's resource assessment of: the Tertiary Eocene and Cretaceous reservoir intervals of Kurdamir-1; the Jeribe reservoir at Sarqala-1; and the Upper Fars reservoir at Mil Qasim in the Kalar-Bawanoor Block ("Block K44"). This audit, together with the previous audit results of […]

WesternZagros 3rd Quarter Results

WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) has announced its results for the period ended September 30, 2010. On October 14, 2010, the Company safely and successfully completed well control operations at the Kurdamir-1 well, which is WesternZagros' second exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("Kurdistan"). The open hole in the well has been plugged […]

WesternZagros Reports on Kurdistan Operations

WesternZagros Resources, the Canadian-listed oil and gas exploration company with operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, reported on its operations this morning. The TSX market has not yet opened, but shares in WesternZagros have risen 50% over the past week. The text of the company's statement follows: