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Kurdistan Region - Hawler

  • Oryx Petroleum has a 65% participating and working interest in, and is the operator of, the Hawler license area.
  • The Hawler license area has four discoveries on four structures which are estimated by Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (“NSAI”) as of December 31, 2017 to contain a total of 122 MMbbl of gross (working interest) proved plus probable oil reserves in a report dated February 9, 2018.
  • In 2014, wells were spudded and tested to appraise the reservoirs, commence production (June) and increase wellhead production capacity. A 3D seismic data acquisition campaign covering a portion of the license area was also completed in 2014 to provide additional information to further refine development plans.
  • In 2015, Oryx Petroleum continued its appraisal drilling at Demir Dagh and commissioned the Hawler production facilities at Demir Dagh with initial gross (100%) oil production capacity of 40,000 bbl/d. These facilities replaced the 20,000 bbl/d temporary production facilities put in place in 2014.
  • In 2016, Oryx Petroleum commenced oil sales via pipeline (March) from the Hawler license and commenced production from the Zey Gawra field (December).
  • In 2017, Oryx Petroleum advanced appraisal of the Zey Gawra field with the successful drilling of the Zab-1 sidetrack well in the Zey Gawra Cretaceous reservoir. Production was also supplemented with a greater contribution from the Zey Gawra-1 sidetrack well in the Cretaceous reservoir.
  • In Q1 2018 gross (100%) production from the Hawler license area averaged 3,800 bbl/d.
  • Planned drilling activity at the Hawler license area in 2018 includes a sidetrack of the previously drilled Demir Dagh-5 well at the Demir Dagh field, two new wells targeting the Zey Gawra Cretaceous reservoir, re-entry, completion and testing of the Banan-2 well targeting the Banan Cretaceous reservoir, and three news wells targeting the Banan Tertiary reservoir.