Norway’s DNO International expects to more than double its crude production from the West Bukha offshore field in Oman to 15,000 barrels a day (b/d) after completing a new well.

The company completed the West Bukha-4 well on Block 8, producing 7,000 b/d of oil and 15 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas.

DNO operates the block containing the Bukha and West Bukha fields offshore of the Musandam peninsula, which it owns in a 50:50 joint venture with South Korea’s LG International.

The Oslo-based group also completed a well at block 43 Yemen to increase the production of its Nabrajah field to 2,200 b/d and has started drilling a second well to increase output further.

DNO reported total production of 41,545 b/d in the third quarter of 2012, up from 23,234 b/d the previous quarter driven by the resumption of exports from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and restarting production from West Bukha, Oman. The company has stakes in 17 licences across Kurdistan, Yemen, Oman, the UAE and Tunisia.