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WesternZagros gets Approval for Garmian Field Development

WesternZagros Receives Approval for Garmian Field Development Plan and Submits Kurdamir Field Development Plan WesternZagros Resources has announced the approval of the Garmian Block Field Development Plan ("FDP") from the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") and the submission of the Kurdamir Block FDP. Garmian Block Field Development Plan Approval WesternZagros and its co-venturer, Gazprom Neft Middle […]

Gazprom takes over as Operator of Garmian Block

WesternZagros Resources has announced that the transition of operatorship of the Garmian Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("KRI") from WesternZagros to Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. was completed effective February 29, 2016. The agreement does not involve any change of working interest in the production license. This transition was made pursuant to the […]

WesternZagros Updates on Garmian, Kurdamir

WesternZagros Resources has issued an update in advance of the company's standard second quarter results which are scheduled for release on 13th August, 2015: Garmian Block Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day ("bbl/d). WesternZagros continues, in accordance with the KRG, to supply this production to the domestic […]

Talisman Books Loss on Kurdistan Block

By John Lee. Talisman Energy, the Canadian producer being acquired by Spain’s Repsol, has fully impaired its investment in Block K44 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by $234 million, after determining that future investment in a capital constrained environment was unlikely. The company has an interest in two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana, covering in […]

Talisman Energy Updates on Topkhana

By John Lee. In its third-quarter results on Tuesday, Talisman Energy gave the following update on its operations in Iraq: In the Topkhana Block, the extensive well testing of the T-2 well has been completed. The results were consistent with the results of the long-term K-2 well test, in terms of fluid rates and composition, […]

Talisman to Sell Kurdamir Stake

By John Lee. Talisman Energy has said that it still plans to sell its oil properties in Iraqi Kurdistan, despite the recent declaration that its Kurdamir Block was commerical. Reuters reports that the Calgary-based company plans to look for buyers for its Kurdistan assets as it continues restructuring to cut debt and boost its flagging […]

Kurdamir Block Declared Commercial

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources and its co-venturer, Talisman, have submitted a Declaration of Commercial Discovery ("DoC") to the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") for the oil and gas discovery in the Kurdamir Block. A phased development plan, outlining future production wells, facilities and supporting infrastructure, is under preparation for submission to the KRG. Simon Hatfield […]

Talisman Energy Updates in Kurdistan Operations

By John Lee. As port of its operating and unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2014, Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) has given the following update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: "In the Topkhana Block, testing continues on the T-2 well and is expected to be complete in the coming days. "In […]

Talisman Testing Kurdamir-3 Well

A unit of Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun a cased-hole test program of the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-3 well on the Kurdamir block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Talisman (Block K44) BV drilled the well to 2,895 m about 5 km southwest and downdip of the Kurdamir-2 well in what the block […]

WesternZagros Spuds Kurdamir-3

WesternZagros Resources has spudded the latest well of its extensive exploration and appraisal program in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Drilling began on the Kurdamir-3 appraisal well on the Kurdamir Block on February 22, 2013. 3D seismic surveys are also underway on both the Kurdamir and Garmian Blocks, and preparations are progressing for the three […]

WesternZagros Completes Successful Oil Test at Kurdamir-2

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced that it and the operator, Talisman, are preparing to complete the Kurdamir-2 well after successfully finishing an additional cased-hole test in the Oligocene Formation (DST#7). The test was conducted over a 24 metres thick interval between depths of 2,528 metres and 2,552 metres. It achieved a stabilized flow […]