Gulf Keystone provided an update on its ongoing exploration and appraisal program for the Shaikan block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Shaikan is a major discovery with independently audited gross oil-in-place volumes of between 4.9 billion barrels to 10.8 billion barrels calculated on the P90 to P10 basis with a mean value of 7.5 billion barrels.
Shaikan-2 Well Test Update
Further to the announcement on the new Triassic discovery with the Shaikan-2 Appraisal Well, the Company has completed a flow test in the lower section of the Kurre Chine B zone in the Upper Triassic zone of the Shaikan-2 Appraisal Well drilled approximately nine km to the south-east of the Shaikan-1 discovery well.
Shaikan-4 Drilling Update
The Shaikan-4 Appraisal Well, drilled six km to the west of the Shaikan-1 discovery well, is currently drilling ahead at a measured depth (MD) of 2,580 meters. Preliminary well logs through the upper Jurassic (down to the top of the Butmah formation) indicate that the net pay count on this well for the upper Jurassic reservoirs is significantly better than those achieved with either Shaikan-1 or Shaikan-2.
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