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.