DNO issues Tawke field operational update for Kurdistan

DNO ASA has completed the drilling of three production wells in Tawke field in Iraq’s Kurdistan region as part of an accelerated drilling program that DNO started in July (OGJ Online, May 4, 2016).

The Tawke-31 well, targeting a Cretaceous reservoir, will be brought on stream following acid stimulation. Two additional wells targeting the shallow Jeribe reservoir, Tawke-33 and Tawke-34, are being readied for production.

Another well, Tawke-37, will be spudded in days, DNO said on Oct. 12. Previously, DNO spudded the Peshkabir-2 well to appraise a Jurassic reservoir and explore the deeper Cretaceous horizon from an earlier discovery to the west of the main Tawke field.

Plans to engage a third drilling rig were dropped in September although DNO expects to restart investments to boost production to a targeted level of 135,000 b/d. Tawke production during the third quarter averaged 109,159 b/d, of which 108,759 b/d was delivered for export through Turkey.

DNO is controlled by RAK Petroleum PLC.

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