DNO completes additional horizontal wells in Tawke field

DNO International ASA, Oslo, has started production from two newly completed horizontal wells at a combined rate of 37,000 b/d in Tawke field in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region.

In one of the wells, Tawke-21, 8 productive fracture corridors penetrated by a 980-m horizontal section in the main Cretaceous reservoir interval flowed an average rate of 9,700 b/d each. In Tawke-22, 6 km away from Tawke-21, 7 productive fracture corridors penetrated by an 800-m horizontal section flowed an average rate of 8,800 b/d each. Both wells are subject to wellbore and surface facilities limitations, DNO said.

“We hit a new production record of 129,000 b/d at the Tawke field on Mar. 5, which is close to the limit of what we currently can deliver by pipeline and road tanker,” said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, DNO International executive chairman. “With the exceptional results from these latest wells and the installation of early production packages and a new 24-in. pipeline, we are on track to meet our ambitious deliverability goal of 200,000 b/d in 2014," he added.

Two previous Tawke horizontal wells began production in the second half of 2013, 2 wells are currently drilling and 3 more are scheduled which, together with Tawke-21 and Tawke-22, will bring to 9 the total number of horizontal wells in the field by yearend (OGJ Online, Oct. 14, 2013).

DNO International is operator of the Tawke license, holding 55% interest. Partners are Genel Energy PLC with 25% and the Kurdistan Regional Government with the remaining 20%.

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