Heritage Completes Miran Well Test

17 August 2009 (Last Updated August 17th, 2009 18:30)

Heritage Oil has completed the second phase of testing at the Miran West-1 discovery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and reported a flow rate of 3,640 barrels per day from a single reservoir interval. The test flow rate was restricted by surface equipment capacity, but the well can produc

Heritage Oil has completed the second phase of testing at the Miran West-1 discovery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and reported a flow rate of 3,640 barrels per day from a single reservoir interval.

The test flow rate was restricted by surface equipment capacity, but the well can produce about 8,000-10,000bopd when placed on production, Heritage said.

Miran West-1 is the first wildcat exploration well on this licence. The company has suspended the well and will begin drilling at Miran West-2 later this year.

“We have gathered important information, which will be invaluable in advancing our forward programmes on this significant discovery, beginning with the Miran West-2 appraisal well,” Heritage CEO Tony Buckingham said.