Atrush 3 drilling rig

Taqa’s Atrush-3 flows in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

ERBIL, February 18, 2015 – A consortium led by Abu Dhabi’s national oil company Taqa has witnessed positive results from the Atrush-3 well in the eastern part of the Atrush structure in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the website Oil and Gas Technology reported on February 17.
The Atrush block is operated and held 39.9 per cent by Taqa, 20.1 percent by Canadian oil and gas company ShaMaran Petroleum, 15 percent by Marathon Oil and 25 percent by the government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
After the announcement of the testing of the Chiya Khere-6 Phase 2 area appraisal well in January 2015, the drilling rig was skidded over to the nearby Atrush-3 well location. The test included a single intermixed interval through two 12-metre cuts flowing with a maximum oil rate of 4,900 barrels of oil per day. Oil gravity was measured at 14 degrees API oil.
“The Atrush-3 well test results now confirm the Chiya Khere-6 results and demonstrate high productivity in the eastern part of Atrush and good communication across the field,” Oil and Gas Technology quoted Chris Bruijnzeels, president and CEO of ShaMaran, as saying. “I am confident that these excellent results will help us to create value from our contingent resources.”


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