The Peshkabir discovery is located on the west side of the Tawke block PSC area, and is currently being appraised. The structure is a high amplitude anticline, which forms a mountain range on the surface with shallow layers outcropping to the surface on the flanks of the structure.
Production from the Peshkabir field in the Tawke licence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq tripled to 15,000 bopd following completion of the Peshkabir-3 well testing, stimulation and clean-up program.
A total of 11 zones in a 1.2 kilometre horizontal section of Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir in the Peshkabir-3 well were individually tested and flowed successfully, of which ten were oil zones and one a gas zone. The oil zones tested an average of 5,340 bopd per zone on a 64/64" choke, with the highest individual test rate of 7,200 bopd. A multi-zone combined production test totalled 12,500 bopd on a 128/64" choke from five zones.
As of December 2017, production from the previously drilled Peshkabir-2 well, in operation since May, together with that of the new Peshkabir-3 well, is processed through temporary test package facilities and trucked to DNO's adjacent Tawke field facilities for export.
The Tawke licence partners are proceeding with fast track plans to commission an early production facility by year-end and complete installation of pipeline connections early in 2018 to allow ramp up of output at the Peshkabir field.
Preparations are underway to drill the Peshkabir-4 well.