DNO triples oil production in Kurdistan Region’s Faysh Khabur field

Preparations are underway to drill the Faysh Khabur-4 well, Norwegian oil operator DNO announced.
author_image Baxtiyar Goran

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO on Monday announced the tripling of crude oil production from the Faysh Khabur field in Zakho, northern Kurdistan Region.

In an announcement on its website, Norway’s DNO said oil production from the Faysh Khabur field in Zakho had risen to 15,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).

The DNO statement announced “a tripling of production from the Faysh Khabur field in the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to 15,000 bpd following completion of the Faysh Khabur-3 well testing, stimulation, and cleanup program.”

“A total of 11 zones in a 1.2-kilometer horizontal section of [the] Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir in the Faysh Khabur-3 well were individually tested and flowed successfully, of which 10 were oil zones and one a gas zone,” the statement read.

The statement explained that based on tests at the oil zones, an average of 5,340 bpd—with the highest individual test rate of 7,200 bpd—is produced, adding that a multi-zone combined production test totaled 12,500 bpd.

According to the statement, the newly produced crude oil from the Faysh Khabur-3 well along with the production from the previously drilled Faysh Khabur-2 well are currently processed through temporary test package facilities and trucked to DNO’s Tawke field facilities for export.

“The Tawke license partners are proceeding with fast-track plans to commission an early production facility by yearend and complete installation of pipeline connections early in 2018 to allow ramp-up of output at the Faysh Khabur field,” the statement said.

The statement concluded that “preparations are underway to drill the Faysh Khabur-4 well.”


Editing by Karzan Sulaivany