Initial Testing Underway at Genel's Ber Bahr Well

The Ber Bahr 1 well has now completed drilling and initial testing. The well was drilled to 12,904 feet (3,933 meter) in the Chia Zairi formation on the Ber Bahr block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The well encountered a 984-foot (300 meter) oil column in the Jurassic with matrix porosity of 17 percent. Two drill stem tests over the interval failed to flow and yielded inconclusive results, with evidence of perforations plugged with heavy oil. The well has been temporarily suspended while a work over rig is moved to the location to conduct an extended well test.

"Whilst the presence of a significant oil column is encouraging, further evaluation with the right flow test equipment is required before we can determine whether this discovery is commercially viable," said Tony Hayward, chief executive of Genel Energy.

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