The Chiya Chere-8 well (CK-8)—which lies in the Atrush Block, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region—has reached a total depth of 2195 m. The well encountered the top of a Jurassic reservoir 90 m structurally higher than the block’s AT-1 discovery well. CK-8 is the last of four production wells to be predrilled for phase I of the block’s development, and it will be tested in 2015 prior to completion and tie-in to a production facility. The block is operated by TAQA Atrush (39.9%), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and ShaMaran Ventures (20.1%), a wholly owned subsidiary of ShaMaran Petroleum. The remaining interest is held by Kurdistan’s Regional Government (25%) and Marathon Oil (15%).
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