DNO triples oil production from Peshkabir field in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

Norway’s DNO ASA reported tripling its oil production to 15,000 b/d from Peshkabir field in the Tawke licence in Iraq’s Kurdistan region after completion of the Peshkabir-3 well testing, stimulation, and cleanup programme.


Currently DNO is preparing to drill the Peshkabir-4 well, which will test the Triassic reservoir. DNO operates Tawke licence with a 75% interest. Partner Genel Energy Plc holds 25% interest. The development has been fast tracked.


Tawke licence contains Tawke and Peshkabir fields. The fields combined year-to-date production has averaged 110,000 b/d.


DNO tested 11 zones in a 1.2-kilometre horizontal section of Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir with the Peshkabir-3 well. Each zone was tested individually, of which ten flowed oil and one was gas zone.


The oil zones tested an average of 5,340 b/d per zone on a 64/64-inch choke.


The highest individual test rate of 7,200 b/d. A combined production test totalled 12,500 b/d from five zones.


Production from Peshkabir-2 well, in operation since May, together with that of Peshkabir-3 well are currently processed through temporary test facilities.


The crude is moved by truck to DNO’s adjacent Tawke field for export.