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Afren Jumps 8% on Simrit-2 Oil Discovery

By John Lee. Shares in Afren plc were up 8% on Thursday morning following the announcement that the Simrit-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has been drilled to a depth of 3,800 metres and the total net oil pay has increased to 460 metres. In addition, a cumulative flow rate of 13,584 […]

Afren Jumps on Kurdistan Oil Find

Shares in Afren jumped more than 10% in early trading, before falling back slightly, following the company's announcement that the high impact Simrit-2 exploration well, located on the Ain Sifni PSC in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and sidewall core sampling. […]

Major New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

WesternZagros Resources has made a major oil discovery in the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdamir-2 well has reached the intermediate casing depth of 2,812 metres, and has drilled through the Oligocene interval. Wireline logs indicate a porous zone of 140 metres thickness within the Oligocene […]

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 […]

Surprise Oil Find in Iraq

Iraq's Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new oil field in the Missan [Maysan] province, and described it as the biggest achivement in 30 years. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told a press conference: “Iraqi Oil Company and the Southern Oil Company […]

New Oil and Gas Field Discovered in Anbar

Iraq has discovered an oil and gas field in Anbar province in the west of the country, Bloomberg reports. The Khasfah [Khasfa] field is between Al-Qaim and Rawa, Saadoun al-Shaalan, deputy head of the Anbar province council, said today in a statement. No data on the field’s reserves are available, according to the statement. (Source: […]

WesternZagros Strikes Oil in Kurdistan - Shares Rocket

Shares in WesternZagros Resources are up 35% on Tuesday following the company's announcement of an oil discovery in the Jeribe Formation at the Sarqala-1 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The cpmpany says the Jeribe Formation flowed light, 40 degrees API oil at a stabilized rate of 6,000 barrels per day over the […]

ShaMaran Strikes Oil in Kurdistan

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp has announced a major oil discovery in the recently drilled Atrush-1 exploration well in Kurdistan. The Atrush-1 well was spud on October 5, 2010 and successfully reached a revised total depth of 3400m on January 21, 2011 after 91 days. The well was drilled on time and within budget and encountered a […]