WesternZagros mulls next steps on Iraq PSC

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 8
-- Results of a cased-hole test of a Lower Oligocene formation at the Kurdamir-1 exploratory well on the Kalar-Bawanoor block in southern Iraqi Kurdistan further confirms the zone’s world class nature, said WesternZagros Resources Ltd., Calgary.

Perforations at 2,365-2,415 m flowed at a maximum 18.3 MMcfd of gas at 1,960 psi flowing wellhead pressure with 86 bbl/MMcf of 62° gravity condensate after acidizing. No formation water was recovered.

A mixture of light crude oil and condensate was recovered during the test prior to acidizing. After acidizing the well, the company interprets that the high gas rates and pressures prevented further oil flow.

WesternZagros plans a further cased-hole test deeper in the Lower Oligocene to confirm the thickness of the oil leg below the gas-condensate.

The company said the test “further confirms the world class nature of the Oligocene reservoir which can exhibit high test rates even from its lower quality zones.”

WesternZagros, Talisman Energy Inc., and the Kurdistan Regional Government are evaluating the best way to conduct future activities in the production sharing contract area.

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