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Miran Block.

Location : Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Details : Heritage Oil Plc (HOP), an independent upstream exploration and production company, has provided an update on the work program and development options for its Miran Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Heritage has signed a rig contract with DaQing International to supply the DQ037 2000HP rig to commence a multi-well exploration and appraisal drilling campaign on the Miran Block. The first well in this continuous drilling campaign will be the Miran West-3 well, which is an approximate 4 km step out appraisal of the major Jurassic gas discovery made by the Miran West-2 well.

The Miran West-3 well, which is scheduled to spud in July, will take an estimated 160 days to drill and test and is targeting the flanks of the Jurassic structure, with the benefit of the current 3D seismic survey. The well will appraise the Upper and Lower Cretaceous reservoirs whilst drilling to its primary Jurassic objective, with an estimated total depth of approximately 3,800 m. The well bore will be angled to increase the frequency of fracture penetration and orientated in the optimal direction for the interception of open fractures. It is planned to undertake a comprehensive testing program targeting numerous potential reservoir horizons.

On completion of this well, the rig will move to drill the Miran West-4 appraisal well. A second rig is being sourced to drill the Miran East-1 exploration well in the fourth quarter of this year, at which point Heritage will have two rigs operating in the country.

Contact Details:

Kurdistan Regional Government, Kurdistan, Iraq

KRG Representation in the USA,

1532 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone: +1 202 797 7575 Fax: +1 202 821 1870


Heritage Oil Plc, Principal Office, Jersey, JE2 3BQ, Channel Islands

Phone: +44 0 1534835400 Fax: +44 0 1534835412


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Publication:Saudi Economic Survey
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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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