Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s well reaches total depth

kriThe CK-8 was spudded in July 2014 and reached the total depth in 33 days. (Image source: Johnny Choura/Flickr)ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that Chiya Chere-8 (CK-8) well has reached a total depth of 2,195 metres at Atrush Block in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The DQE31 drilling rig had resumed drilling operations on 30 August 2014, the Canadian explorer said. The bottom hole location is around 1.4 east southeast of the surface location and the AT-1 discovery well.

The CK-8 was spudded in July 2014 and reached the total depth in 33 days. The well found the top of Jurassic reservoir approximately 90 metres structurally higher than the AT-1 discovery well. This well has completed the pre-drilling of the initial four producers for the Phase One facilities namely AT-2, AT-4, CK-5 and CK-8.

According to ShaMaran Petroleum, the well is on schedule to be tested using a service rig in 2015 prior to final completion and tie-in to the Phase 1 Production Facility.

The EDC Romfor 25 drilling rig is currently being mobilised to the Atrush Block and preparing to spud the Chiya Khere-6 (CK-6) Phase 2 appraisal well.

The well is located in the eastern part of the structure and is being drilled from the same well pad as the Atrush-3 appraisal well (AT-3). The CK-6 is being drilled to a planned total depth of 2,164 metres targeting the Jurassic reservoir approx. 1.1 km southeast of the surface location and the AT-3 well around 10.3 km east of the AT-1 discovery well.

The drilling of the CK-6 well is estimated to take up to 70 days. The current plan is for the rig to conduct the re-test of AT-3 following the testing of CK-6.

ShaMaran Petroleum holds a 20.1 per cent working interest through its wholly-owned subsidiary ShaMaran Ventures in the Atrush Block.

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