Summail gas field starts flow in Kurdistan

DNO International ASA, Oslo, has started production of natural gas from Summail field in Kurdistan, northern Iraq (OGJ Online, Sept. 18, 2013).

The first well came online in late May with production averaging 60 MMcfd, 20% above plan. The gas flows to a Dohuk power plant under an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

A second well is due on stream this month. A third will follow later in the summer, taking field production to 100-120 MMcfd.

DNO holds a 40% participating interest in the Dohuk production sharing contract. Genel Energy PLC holds 40%, and the KRG holds 20%.

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