ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:SNM) announced the results from its Atrush-2 (AT-2) appraisal well, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, commenting that the well produced rates totaling 42,212 barrels of oil per day.
As quoted in the press release:
The AT-2 well was spudded on 23rd May 2012 and successfully reached the planned total depth of 1750 meters in 49 days. The well was drilled on time and 30% under budget. The Jurassic Barsarin-Sargelu-Alan-Mus (“BSAM”) reservoir Oil Down To was found 97 metres deeper than that encountered in AT-1. Reservoir intervals within the Jurassic Adaiyah and the upper part of the Butmah formation were also found to be oil-bearing.
Pradeep Kabra, president and CEO of ShaMaran, commented:
The results from the Atrush 2 well demonstrated the excellent production capability of the “BSAM” reservoir and the discovery of additional resource potential of the Butmah and Adaiyah. We commend the operator GEP on the outstanding job done by them during the drilling and testing of the well and look forward to continuing our work with the Kurdistan Regional Government to appraise and develop this world class discovery.