Test well hits 4,900 bpd in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

oilwell-ShaMaranShaMaran Petroleum has announced that the Atrush-3 well, located in the eastern part of Atrush Phase 2 appraisal area, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has hit 4,900 bpd during flow tests

Following the testing of the Chiya Khere-6 (CK-6) Phase 2 area appraisal well announced in January 2015, the drilling rig was carried over to the adjacent Atrush-3 (AT-3) well location, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq-focussed company said.

The well was re-entered in order to finish the inconclusive well testing programme announced in August 2013.

The test consisted of a single commingled interval through two sets of 12-metre perforations which flowed with a maximum oil rate of 4,900 bpd, using an electrical submersible pump.

Oil gravity was measured at 14º API oil. During the testing of both AT-3 and CK-6, pressure gauges monitoring interference in the Atrush-2 well demonstrated that the Phase 2 appraisal area is in pressure communication with the Phase 1 development area. Full analysis of both CK-6 and AT-3 well testing results was ongoing, ShaMaran Petroleum sources added.

ShaMaran Petroleum CEO Chris Bruijnzeels said, “The AT-3 well test results now confirm the CK-6 results and demonstrate high productivity in the eastern part of Atrush and good communication across the field. I am confident that these excellent results will help us to create value from our contingent resources.”

The Atrush Block is operated by TAQA, which holds 39.9 per cent stake. ShaMaran Petroleum owns 20.1 per cent through its wholly-owned subsidiary General Exploration Partners.

Marathon Oil and Kurdistan Regional Government hold 15 per cent and 25 per cent stake respectively.

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