Sterling Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production firm, has drilled the Sangaw North-1 well in Kurdistan to a total depth of 4,190m, within the Triassic Kurra Chine formation.

The company has run wireline logs across the open hole section and the wireline logs are currently being interpreted.

Based on gas shows while drilling, a flow test across the open hole section will be conducted, which is expected to take about three weeks to complete.

Further flow testing may be undertaken depending on the results of the first flow test and interpretation of the drilling and petrophysical data acquired in the well.

Sterling Energy is the operator of the Sangaw North block with 53.33% working interest.