Iraq: Garmian block topography mapped via satellite

WesternZagros Resources Ltd., Calgary, has completed satellite topography mapping of the 1,780 sq km Garmian block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

PhotoSat Information Ltd., Vancouver, BC, used stereo photos from the Pleiades 1A and 1B satellites to map an elevation point every meter and draft contours with 1-m elevation intervals. WesternZagros will use the maps and photos for 3D seismic surveys, access roads and wellsites, field development, and pipeline engineering studies.

WesternZagros is operator with 40% interest in the Garmian contract area. Gazprom Neft Middle East BV and the KRG hold 40% and 20% working interests, respectively.

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