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Petroceltic Operations Update

By John Lee. Petroceltic International plc, the independent oil and gas exploration company focused on the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, has announced an update on its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Egypt and Romania. Below we have included their operations update for the Kurdistan region of Iraq: Kurdistan: The Shakrok-1 […]

Petroceltic Abandons Shakrok-1, Shares Slump

By John Lee. Shares in Irish independent oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic International closed down 9.6 percent on Monday, following the company's update on its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On the Shakrok licence (Petroceltic 16%, Hess (Operator) 64% and Kurdistan Regional Government 20%), the Shakrok-1 well reached its total depth of […]

Petroceltic Update and Guidance

By John Lee. Petroceltic International has provided an operational update today together with guidance for its 2014 production outlook and exploration and development work programmes. Highlights 2013 production in-line with guidance at 25.2 Mboepd; 2014 forecast production range of 20.0 to 22.0 Mboepd Shakrok well in Kurdistan Region of Iraq drilling ahead at 1818 m […]

Petroceltic Results and Operational Update

Petroceltic International, the independent oil and gas exploration development and production company focused on the Middle East North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions, today announces its results for the six month period ended 30 June 2013. Highlights: High impact drilling campaigns in Kurdistan and Romania recently commenced $500 million debt refinancing Agreement […]

Petroceltic Spuds Shakrok-1

By John Lee. Petroceltic International has announced that it has spudded two wells: Shakrok-1, the first well in its drilling campaign in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Cobalcescu South, part of its planned multi-well drilling campaign, offshore Romania. Kurdistan Region of Iraq In July 2011 Petroceltic announced that Petroceltic Kurdistan Limited ("Petroceltic Kurdistan") had […]

Petroceltic Rises on Preliminary Results

By John Lee. Shares in Irish-based exploration group Petroceltic International (PCI) were up 3 percent in early trading on Monday, following the release of its preliminary results. The results included the following statement on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: "Since 2005, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has become one of the most active exploration locations […]

Petroceltic Updates on Iraqi Operations

By John Lee. As part of its operational update yesterday, Petroceltic gave an update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: An active exploration and development programme is scheduled for 2013 with a capital expenditure budget of US$150 million. Exploration drilling and seismic acquisition accounts for approximately 43 percent of the budget with the balance committed […]

Petroceltic Operations Update

By John Lee. In its operations update this morning, Petroceltic International issued the follow statement on its operation in Iraqi Kurdistan: Geophysical surveying operations at the Shakrok block (Petroceltic 16% working interest) were completed on 21 September 2012, with 276 kilometres of 2D seismic lines acquired. Drilling remains scheduled to commence on Shakrok in Q3 […]

Petroceltic Announces Interim Results and Operational Update

By John Lee. Petroceltic International, the independent oil & gas exploration company with interests in Iraqi Kurdistan, has announced its results for the period ended 30 June 2012. Highlights: Proposed Merger of Petroceltic & Melrose Resources plc ('Melrose') announced 17 August.  Declaration of Commerciality announced 9 August for the Ain Tsila Field in Algeria.  Final […]

New Kurdistan-Turkey Pipeline could be Game-Changer

A plan to construct a new oil pipeline, with a capacity of 1 million barrels per day, between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey has drawn positive responses from many in the oil industry, according to a report from Investors Chronicle. Paul Atherton, finance chief of Heritage Resources, said: "This is an excellent opportunity for Heritage to […]

Petroceltic Planning to Drill in Kurdistan in 2013

In its preliminary results announcement on Thursday, Irish oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic made the following statement on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: Petroceltic has been considering making an investment in the highly prospective Kurdistan region of Iraq for several years. We were attracted by the prospective geology of the region, in the shape […]

Kurdistan-Related Oil Shares Rally

Share prices  in companies related to oil exploration in Kurdistan rallied on Monday, as stories circulated about a resolution of the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil on the recognition of oil contracts. This came despite an escalation in tensions between the two administrations regarding these contracts, which was brought to a head with the announcement […]