DNO International hits production record in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

oil kri-cfiesler flickrDNO International operates and holds 55 per cent interest in the Tawke License. (Image source: C Fiesler/Flickr)DNO International has hit a production record of 129,000 bpd from two wells at the Tawke field in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Norwegian explorer has started operations from two newly completed horizontal wells in the oilfield at an average combined rate of 37,000 bpd, it said.

In one of the new wells - Tawke-21 - eight productive fracture corridors penetrated by a 980-metre horizontal section in the main Cretaceous reservoir interval flowed an average rate of 9,700 bpd each. In the other well, Tawke-22, located six kilometres away, seven productive fracture corridors penetrated by an 800-metre horizontal section flowed an average rate of 8,800 bpd each.

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, executive chairman of DNO International, said, “We hit a new production record of 129,000 bpd at the Tawke field recently, which is close to the limit of what we currently can deliver by pipeline and road tanker.

“With the exceptional results from these latest wells and the installation of early production packages and a new 24-inch pipeline, we are on track to meet our ambitious deliverability goal of 200,000 bpd in 2014.”

Two previous Tawke horizontal wells came on line in the second half of 2013, two wells are currently drilling and three more are scheduled which, together with Tawke-21 and Tawke-22, will bring the total number of horizontal wells in the field to nine by this year-end, the company said.

DNO International operates and holds 55 per cent interest in the Tawke License, while Genel Energy holds 25 per cent and the Kurdistan Regional Government holds the remaining 20 per cent interest.

 

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DNO sets new production record in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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