DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced a hydrocarbons discovery in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well.
Following acid stimulation, the zone flowed variable rates of light oil and sour gas from the upper part of Triassic Kurra Chine B reservoir, DNO said about its production sharing contract.
Further testing of this and other Jurassic and Triassic zones is ongoing and will determine the next steps towards appraisal and assessment of commerciality.
The Baeshiqa-2 well was spud in February 2019 and drilled to a total depth of 3,204 meters (2,549 meters TVDSS).
DNO acquired a 32 percent interest and operatorship of the Baeshiqa license in 2017. Partners include ExxonMobil with 32 percent, Turkish Energy Company with 16 percent and the Kurdistan Regional Government with 20 percent.