№3 March 2012Table of contents Issue Archive
WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) has made a major oil discovery in the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The Kurdamir-2 well has reached the intermediate casing depth of 2,812 metres, and has drilled through the Oligocene interval. Wireline logs indicate a porous zone of 140 metres thickness within the Oligocene interval, between 2,422 and 2,562 metres, all of which is hydrocarbon bearing. Within this hydrocarbon zone, well log data indicates 22 metres of gross natural gas pay above 118 metres of gross oil pay. No evidence of water has been encountered within the Oligocene interval.
"We are excited to learn that the Kurdamir and adjacent Topkhana structures have a common oil leg in the Oligocene reservoir with the potential of containing a giant oil and gas field. We're even more excited by the fact that we don't yet know the full extent of the resources that the Oligocene, alone, contains," said Simon Hatfield, WesternZagros's Chief Executive Officer.
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