DNO International’s Tawke well hits 25,000 bpd

oil well KRI-richard masoner flickDNO International has announced that its first horizontal well at the Tawke oilfield in Kurdistan Region of Iraq was flowing at the rate of 25,000 bpd

The Norway-listed oil and gas company reported that the Tawke-20 well’s production is at a record high since the most productive vertical well in the Tawke field is currently flowing at an average rate of 10,000 bpd.

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, chairman of DNO International, said, “Our next task is to optimise production from Tawke-20 while assessing the potential of horizontal wells in terms of drilling efficiency, well recovery factor and overall Tawke field output capacity.”

A second horizontal well — Tawke-23 — was currently being drilled while preparations were also underway to start on a third horizontal well — Tawke-21, Rahmani added.

In June 2013, DNO International also reported that oil was discovered at its Tawke-17 well, which tested at a rate of 1,500 bpd of 26 to 28 degree API crude from an Upper Jurassic reservoir underlying the field.

The company operates the Tawke field with a 55 per cent interest. Genel Energy has a 25 per cent stake while the Kurdistan Regional Government holds the remaining 20 per cent.



DNO Tawke well test hits 1,500 bpd in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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