MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PUTIN EXPLOITS KURDISH OIL  – Russia’s Gazprom Neft says oil output at Iraqi Kurdistan field at 35,000 bpd

16 May 2019 – MESOP – MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Thursday that daily production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan had reached 35,000 barrels.In June 15, 2018 Gazprom Neft said that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan reached more than 23,000 barrels, or 3,100 tonnes. Total production at the Garmian oil field has reached 1 million tonnes of oil, the company said in a statement.

In April 4, 2019, Gazprom Neft has announced that it has increased the production capacity of its Sarqala field in Iraqi Kurdistan by 25 percent by launching a third production well, the company said on Thursday.The cumulative daily oil production at the field has reached 35,000 barrels.

Gazprom Neft plans to produce 1.2 million tonnes at Sarqala in 2019, of which its share will reach more than 0.5 million tonnes.

Gazprom Neft participates in two projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, at the Shakal and Garmian blocks. Garmian includes the Sarqala field.Gazprom Neft has 40 percent in the Garmian block, the Kurdistan government owns 20 percent, and Canada’s WesternZagros has 40 percent.Last year the company said it was in talks with Repsol about joint projects controlled by the Spanish oil major in Iraqi Kurdistan.