Iraq: Kurdamir-2 to be cased for Shiranish tests

June 29, 2012
The Talisman Energy Inc.-operated Kurdamir-2 well on the Kurdamir block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is to be cased to final depth of 4,000 m after penetrating 510 m of naturally fractured marlstones and limestones in Cretaceous Shiranish with oil shows and elevated mud gas readings throughout.

The Talisman Energy Inc.-operated Kurdamir-2 well on the Kurdamir block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is to be cased to final depth of 4,000 m after penetrating 510 m of naturally fractured marlstones and limestones in Cretaceous Shiranish with oil shows and elevated mud gas readings throughout.

Talisman’s partner, WesternZagros Resources Ltd., said it anticipates reporting results of the Shiranish testing program throughout July and August. Cased-hole testing programs are also being discussed with Talisman for the previously cased Eocene and Oligocene reservoirs.

WesternZagros is also in discussions with the operator on extended well testing options following the completion of the Kurdamir-2 initial testing program. In addition, the parties are discussing the timing and location of the next appraisal well, Kurdamir-3.

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Petzet joined OGJ in 1981 after 13 years in the Tulsa World business-oil department. He was named OGJ Exploration Editor in 1990. A native of Tulsa, he has a BA in journalism from the University of Tulsa.