The long awaited, and much-delayed, Atrush field started producing earlier this month, while Norway’s DNO provided an update on the fast tracking of its Peshkabir field. Peshkabir is situated within the Tawke license (DNO 55%op, Genel 25%, KRG 20%) which contains the 110,000 b/d Tawke field. Production has averaged 4,500 b/d of 28° API oil since late May and is trucked 12km to Fishkabur where it is added to the export pipeline to Ceyhan in Turkey, according to a 10 July DNO press release.

While the volumes are small, representing less than 1% of the KRG’s approximately 570,000 b/d production, they are set to grow. Current Peshkabir output is also more than the 2,900 b/d at Oryx’s Hawler block and the 2,100 b/d at Gas Plus Khalakan’s (GPK) Khalakan field in Q1. (CONTINUED - 750 WORDS)