Test well hits 9,059 bpd onshore Kurdistan Region of Iraq block

oil well KRI-dani simmonds sxc.huThe AT-4 well spud in October 2013. (Image source: Dani Simmonds/sxc.hu)ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that its Atrush-4 (AT-4) appraisal well has hit 9,059 bpd during testing, which is located at Atrush Block onshore Kurdistan Region of Iraq

According to the Canadian company, the AT-4 well was spudded in October 2013 using the DQE31 drilling rig to a total depth of 2,916 metres. The well was deviated well from the AT-1 well pad with the bottomhole location approximately 2.2km southeast of the surface location, it added.

Three separate cased hole drill stem tests were reportedly conducted in the Jurassic reservoir with maximum rates totalling 9,059 bpd of 27-28 API from two of the tests. None of the tests produced formation water, ShaMaran Petroleum added.

The drilling rig is currently moving to drill the Chiya Khere-5 development well, which is expected to spud in May 2014.

The Atrush Block is operated by TAQA Atrush BV, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company and holds a 39.9 per cent working interest in the Block.

ShaMaran Petroleum holds a 20.1 per cent working interest through its wholly-owned subsidiary ShaMaran Ventures BV. Marathon Oil KDV BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, owns a 15 per cent working interest in the block, while Kurdistan Regional Government holds the remaining 25 per cent working interest.

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