Kuwait Energy made a second discovery in Block 9 in northern Basra, Iraq, with its Faihaa-1 exploration well. Preliminary tests of the Yamama formation, located at a depth of 4000 m, showed flow rates of 5,000 and 8,000 B/D of 35 °API gravity oil, through 32/64-in. and 64/64-in. chokes, respectively. Kuwait (70%) is the operator with partner Dragon Oil (30%).
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