Oryx Petroleum Corp., Calgary, has gauged a potentially commercial Jurassic oil and sour gas discovery at Ain Al Safra, its second oil discovery on the Hawler license in the northern part of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The company plans to appraise the AAS-1 discovery next year as part of the multiwell appraisal and development drilling program on the license, where Oryx is operator with a 65% participating and working interest.
The company drillstem tested together the base of the Alan formation and the Mus formation whose fracture systems it believes to be in communication. Two intervals were perforated in a section totaling 58 m. The well was successfully flowed using 20⁄64-in. and 1...