HKN to increase Sarsang production in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has approved a plan by HKN Energy Ltd. to increase production to 50,000 bo/d at its Sarsang Block north of Dohuk on the Zagros fold belt in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The operator recently conducted testing on the East Swara Tika-1 well, which produced 8,000 b/d of 37-39° gravity oil on a 72/64-in. choke with associated gas of 6.8 MMcfd and a wellhead pressure of 805 psi.

HKN began commercial production of the Swara Tika-1 in June 2014 and has since produced 1.5 million bbl of oil. The company’s Sarsang development plan was submitted to include this prospect.

HKN holds 42% participating interest in the 340,000-acre Sarsang block (OGJ Online, Aug. 10, 2011). Marathon Oil KDV BV and Maersk Oil Kurdistan AS hold 20% and 18% interest, respectively. The remaining interest is held by the KRG.

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