In 2020 the company produced more than 1.2 million tons or 9.3 million barrels of oil at Sarqala.
In total, the Russian compan produced 5 million tons of oil from the field since they began operation there about 10years ago.
In April 2021, Gazpromneft Middle East has commissioned a 4th well at the Sarqala field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
The Sarqala-4 well runs to 4.1 km in depth.
Drilling was undertaken in low-permeability carbonate rock, with high strata temperature.
One of the key features of this field is its abnormally high reservoir pressure.
Gazprom Neft come up against similar difficulties in developing hard-to-recover reserves in Russia — at Achimovsky strata.
Gazprom Neft plans include further geological assessments, including on the basis of drilling data from the Sarqala-4 well.
Based on those results, the company will take a decision as to the next stage of the production programme on this project.
Gazprom Neft has been Operator on the Garmian license block in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq since 2016.
1st oil was obtained at the Garmian block in 2011.
Commercial shipments started in 2015.