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New Oil Discovery at Block 9

Kuwait Energy has announced that the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and operator) and Dragon Oil (30%) has made its second oil discovery at 'Block 9', Iraq. The successful discovery was at the consortium's second target, the Yamama formation at 4,000 meters, in its Block 9 exploration well, ‘Faihaa-1’, located in Northern Basra, Iraq. […]

Total, Marathon Discovery at Harir Block

By John Lee. Total and Marathon Oil have confirmed a discovery of light oil and gas with condensates at the Harir Block, 60 kilometers from the city of Erbil. The Jisik-1 discovery well was drilled to a depth of 4,511 meters and encountered light oil and gas with condensates intervals in Jurassic and Triassic carbonate reservoirs. […]

Oryx Petroleum Hits Oil at Banan-2

By John Lee. Oryx Petroleum has announced that the Banan-2 appraisal well (“BAN-2”) has been spudded in the Hawler license area in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Oryx Petroleum is the operator and has a 65% participating and working interest in the Hawler license area. Henry Legarre (pictured), Oryx Petroleum’s Chief Operating Officer, stated: “We […]

Oryx Petroleum Strikes Oil at Zey Gawra

By John Lee. Oryx Petroleum today announced a successful oil discovery at Zey Gawra in the Hawler license area. The ZEG-1 well was flow tested at an average rate of 4,800 barrels per day of light crude oil from an 81 metre column. A Notice of Discovery has been filed by the Corporation with the […]

Oryx Discovers Oil at Ain Al Safra

By John Lee. Oryx Petroleum Corporation has announced the discovery and testing of crude oil at Ain Al Safra in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Ain Al Safra discovery will be appraised in 2014 as part of the multi-well appraisal and development drilling program in the Hawler license area, where Oryx Petroleum is the operator and has […]

Oil Discovery at Tawke Licence

By John Lee. DNO International announced today that its deep Tawke-17 well tested 1,500 barrels a day of 26-28 degree API crude oil from an Upper Jurassic reservoir underlying the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Separately, the Tawke-20 well, the Company's first horizontal well in the Tawke field, has flowed an average […]

Shares in GKP, Genel, Up on Oil Find

Gulf Keystone (GKP) and Genel Energy announced a commercial oil discovery at the Ber Bahr-1 exploration well on the Ber Bahr block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Shares in GKP were up more than 5 percent on the day, with Genel Energy up 1.2 percent. Genel Energy, as operator, made the following statement: "The […]

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 […]

More Details of Missan Oil Find

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced the completion of the exploratory oil well in the Deema-1 [Dima-1] formation. Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] said that the Deema oil field, which is located in Maysan governorate, was completed 100 percent successfully, and in a record time, without any problems by the […]

Iraq Discovers Another Billion Barrels of Oil

By John Lee. Iraq has announced that it has discovered deposits of crude oil equivalent to one billion barrels of oil, following the first exploration work by state-owned firms in almost 30 years. The new oil find in Maysan [Missan] province, near the border with Iran, and could potentially make a significant addition to Baghdad's […]

WesternZagros' Kurdamir-2 "Exceeds Expectations"

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has successfully completed the first of three planned cased-hole tests in the Oligocene Formation of the Kurdamir-2 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Flow rates of up to 3,450 barrels per day ("bbl/d") of light oil were achieved from the 20 metre perforated interval, the deepest of the planned […]

GKP Up on Oil Find in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone closed up 5.5% on Thursday following the announcement that it has struck oil at the Sheikh Adi block in Iraqi Kurdistan. The notification of the discovery follows the completion of a well testing programme of the Sheikh Adi-2 exploration well on the block, located immediately to the west […]