Oil production starts from Kurdistan’s Atrush block

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. PJSC (TAQA) Atrush BV subsidiary brought oil production on stream at its Atrush block in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on July 3 through the Atrush central processing unit, which has the capacity to handle as much as 30,000 b/d.

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Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. PJSC (TAQA) Atrush BV subsidiary brought oil production on stream at its Atrush block in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on July 3 through the Atrush central processing unit, which has the capacity to handle as much as 30,000 b/d.

TAQA, the operator, expects to ramp up production to 30,000 boe/d this year. Atrush field, discovered in 2011, is 85 km northwest of Erbil. Development started it 2013 (OGJ Online. Aug. 27, 2013).

TAQA holds a 39.9% working interest in the production-sharing contract. Other partners are the Kurdistan regional government 25%, General Explorations Partners Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ShaMaran Petroleum Corp., with 20.1%, and Marathon Oil KDV BV 15%.

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