Gulf Keystone commences drilling

Gulf Keystone reported that the Bakrman-1 exploration well spudded on the Akri-Bijeel block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Bakrman-1, the third exploration well to be drilled on the Akri-Bijeel block, is located 32km to the north-west of the Bijell-1 discovery well and 25km to the north-west of the Aqra-1 appraisal well, which is currently being drilled to appraise the Bijell discovery.

The well is part of the operator's extensive exploration and appraisal program, which also includes the drilling of the Gulak-1 exploration well and three additional appraisal wells (Bijell-2, Qalati-1 and Qandagul-1). Bakrman-1 will target prospective intervals in the Jurassic, with a planned total depth of approximately 3,600m in the Lower Jurassic.