Production at the wells Sarqala-1 in Iraq is about 5 thousand barrels of oil per day. The Deposit is located in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
MOSCOW, 13 Mar. A subsidiary company “Gazprom oil” has taken on the operator controlled the Sarqala oilfield in the Kurdish region of the Republic of Iraq, reported the press service of the company.
In February, “Gazprom Neft” announced the beginning of commercial oil production at the field Sarqala (Garmian block in Kurdistan). Extraction wells on the Sarqala-1 is about 5 thousand barrels of oil a day, reported the company. The company had planned before the end of the year to achieve production volumes at the field 1.5 million barrels of oil.
“Gazprom Neft Middle East, a subsidiary of “Gazprom Neft”, took control in the operator field Sarqala (Garmian block), located in the Kurdish region of the Republic of Iraq. The transfer of operatorship occurred in accordance with the signed in 2012 agreement on division of production”, — stated in the message.
Previously the operator of the project was canadian WesternZagros Resources Ltd. Currently work on the field conducted by Gazprom Neft Middle East.
First oil on the block Garmian was received in 2011, in 2015 started commercial shipment of raw materials from the field. Cumulative production to March 1, 2016 is 2.7 million barrels of oil, according to the company.
“Gazprom Neft” is working in Iraq since 2010. The company is involved in four projects, three of which are located in the Kurdish region. Gazprom Neft Middle East owns stakes in blocks of Halabja, Garmian and Shakal. The share of “Gazprom oil” in the Shakal and Halabja blocks is 80% (the rest of the government of the Kurdish region).