ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. announces positive test results from the Atrush-3 well in the eastern part of the Atrush structure (Atrush Phase 2 appraisal area) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Following the testing of the Chiya Khere-6 Phase 2 area appraisal well announced in January 2015, the drilling rig was skidded over to the adjacent Atrush-3 well location. The well was re-entered in order to finish the inconclusive well testing program announced on August 26, 2013.
The test consisted of a single commingled interval through two sets of 12-metre perforations which flowed with a maximum oil rate of 4,900 bopd, using an electrical submersible pump. Oil gravity was measured at 14 degrees API oil.
During the testing of both AT-3 and CK-6, pressure gauges monitoring interference in the Atrush-2 well (a distance of 6.5 kilometres from both wells) demonstrated that the Phase 2 appraisal area is in pressure communication with the Phase 1 development area. Full analysis of both CK-6 and AT-3 well testing results is ongoing.