Oil Search has discovered hydrocarbons at 3255 m in its Taza-2 well in Kurdistan. These hydrocarbon shows were encountered in the Jeribe formation, where an 18-m core was cut from the carbonate reservoir. Taza-2 is located 10 km northwest of Taza-1 and is designed to appraise the hydrocarbon-bearing intervals discovered by Taza-1. The well is also targeting Tertiary and Cretaceous layers, including the Shiranish formation. Oil Search (60%) is the operator, with partners Total (20%) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (20%).