Oryx said on 4 December that the Zeg-1 well in the Zey Gawra prospect in its Hawler block flowed at an average rate of 4,800 barrels of light crude oil from an 81-meter column. This is the third consecutive find this year for Oryx, which operates the block with a 65% stake.

“More work needs to be done to confirm the size of the discovery but we believe it to be substantially larger than our pre-drill estimate,” a company statement quoted chief operating officer Henry Legarre as saying. The company is planning its first Zey Gawra appraisal well and is confident that the discovery will be established as commercial, he added. (CONTINUED - 820 WORDS)