The wellbore is being conditioned prior to logging the well and subsequently, the well will be drilled to total depth (TD) and a 7-inch casing string will be run, finally, the pay interval will be tested.

A total of 10 truck loads of crude from the Shaikan-1 discovery well have now been sent to different refineries and oil processing plants in Kurdistan.

The results of refined product yields from these product test runs continue to be analysed, after which a domestic price will be set for the Shaikan, Sargelu crude oil.

The Sheikh Adi-1 well is currently drilling in the Cretaceous at 899m, measured depth in which oil shows have been encountered in a core taken in the top Cretaceous.

In addition, oil shows have been seen in the surface returns whenever there have been full or even partial returns. 

Log evaluation also indicates high hydrocarbon saturations over a minimum gross interval of 50m in the first Cretaceous zone encountered. 

Plans are to drill ahead to the primary targets and leave the Cretaceous intervals for later testing. 

Kalegran, the operator of the Akri-Bijeel block, is continuing well test operations on the Bijeel-1 discovery well.