Output for Norway's DNO dips in Iraq and Yemen

04 September 2011

Norweigian firm saw production drop 3.2 per cent

Crude oil production from Norway’s DNO International in Yemen and the Kurdistan region of Iraq dipped in July.

DNO’s total production in the two countries averaged 45,292 barrels a day (b/d) in July, down 3.2 per cent from 46,806 b/d in June, according to a 2 September company release.

The company says production at the Tawke field in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq dipped by 2.2 per cent to 40,553 b/d, from 41,453 b/d in June.

“Gross production at Tawke is temporary reduced to around 50,000 b/d for reservoir monitoring activities,” says the release.

Average gross production for August is expected to be about 53,000 b/d.

Production in Yemen fell by 11 per cent to 4,739 b/d, from 5,353 b/d. DNO has operator stakes in two producing blocks in the country; Blocks-32, 43 as well as a stake in Block 53, which is operated by the Dubai-based Dove Energy.

DNO expects further delays to the drilling of its Nabrajah-21 well in Block-43, which was previously scheduled to begin in mid-September.

Production in Yemen has faced severe cutbacks following disruption to the Marib export pipeline in mid-March (MEED 15:7:11).

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