Kurdistan Region

Oil Exploration Parts

Oil Exploration and Production Spare Parts for Iraq and Kurdistan

 

1. VALVES AND ACTUATORS

  • VALVES, BALL
  • VALVES, BUTTERFLY, SAFETY AND RELIEF
  • VALVES, BELLOW SEA
  • VALVES, HYDRAULIC
  • VALVES, PNEUMATIC
  • VALVES, SOLENOID
  • VALVES, ACTUATORS
  • VALVES, ACTUATORS, PNEUMATIC
  • VALVES, ACTUATORS, HYDRAULIC
  • VAVLES, ACTUATORS, ELECTRIC
  • VALVE SPRINGS
  • VALVES, MANUAL

2. PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL

  • PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL, WATER
  • PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL, HYDROCARBONS
  • PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL, CHEMICAL
  • PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL, SUBMERSIBLE
  • PUMPS, CENTRIFUGAL, DOWNHOLE

3. PUMPS, SPECIAL PROCESS

  • PUMPS METERING/PROPORTIONING/DOSING
  • PUMPS DIAPHRAGM
  • PUMPS INJECTION
  • TRIPLEX PUMP TYPE WOMA

4. FILTERS, SPECIAL

  • MOLECULAR SIEVES

5. STANDARD AND SPECIALIZED CHEMICALS

  • Comprehensive product range encompassing mineral, semisynthetic and fully synthetic Lubricants, as well as a wide range of Chemicals for the Oil & Gas Sector.

6. PIPES, CARBON STEEL / STAINLESS STEEL

  • TUBING & CASING, CARBON STEEL, SEAMLESS
  • CONNECTORS / HANGERS TUBING & CASING
  • DRILL PIPES, CARBON STEEL, SEAMLESS
  • LINE PIPE & CARBON STEEL, WELDED
  • LINE PIPE, STAINLESS STEEL, SEAMLESS
  • INSTRUMENTATION TUBE / STAINLESS STEEL
  • TUBING & CASING STAINLESS STEEL

7. HOSES

  • HOSES, COMPRESSED AIR (PNEUMATIC)
  • HOSES, WATER
  • HOSES, HYDRAULIC
  • HOSES SPEC. PURP., REINFORCED, BRAIDED
  • HOSES, MARINE LOADING
  • HOSE CLAMPS AND FITTINGS
  • HOSES AND ACCESSORIES MIXED ITEMS
  • PIPING MATERIALS MIXED ITEMS

8. DRILLING EQUIPMENT

  • OILFIELD TOOLS (CENTRALIZERS ETC)
  • FISHING TOOLS (DRILLING)
  • MEASURING EQUIPMENT DRILLING
  • WIRELINE COMPONENTS
  • DRILL BITS
  • HYDRAULIC TONGS
  • CABLE

9. WELL COMPONENTS

  • WELLHEADS, X-MAS TREES, BOTTOMHOLE ASSEMBLY
  • BLOW OUT PREVENTERS
  • DOWNHOLE TOOLS (PACKER, ANCHORS ETC)
  • DRILLING EQ./WELL COMPONENTS MIXED ITEMS

10. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • CONTROL PANELS

11. CATHODIC PROTECTION

  • CATHODIC PROTECTION CABLE AND MATERIAL
  • CATHODIC PROTECTION ANODES COMPLETE (INCL. CABLE)
  • INSULATION JOINTS
  • CATHODIC PROTECTION MISCELLANEOUS

12. METERING SYSTEMS

  • FLOW AND LEVEL INDICATORS/METERS
  • METERING SYSTEMS HYDROCARBONS
  • METERING SYSTEMS WATER
  • METERING SYSTEMS MISCELLANEOUS
  • FLOW METERS

13. TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE INDICATION

  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS
  • THERMOCOUPLES AND CABLE
  • PRESSURE SWITCHES
  • PRESSURE GAUGES AND ACCESSORIES
  • TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE INDICATION MISCELLANEOUS
  • PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS

14. CHEMICAL INJECTION SYSTEMS

  • DOSING SKIDS

15. SPEED CORROSION MONITORING STSYTEM

16. LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE

17. BOILERS

18. CHRISTMAS TREE

  • CASING HEADS

19. TOOLS

SERVICE TOOLS

  • SERVICE TOOL 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – SOCKET HEAD SET SCREW
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – PIN TORQUE
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – SHEAR
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – BONDED SEAL
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – 3/8″-16X0,312 LG SOC SET SCREW
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – CHECK VALVE ASSEMBLY
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – CHECK VALVE RETAINER
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – SPRING
  • SERVICE TOOL, 5 1/2″ X 3 IN – SETTING MANDREL

CROSSOVER TOOLS

  • CROSSOVER TOOL (SIZE 80 -32)-MOLDED SEAL
  • CROSSOVER TOOL (SIZE 80 -32) – O-RING

20. SPARE PARTS

  • O’RINGS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS (CIRCULATION HOUSING, CROSSOVERS)
  • CAP PLUG, PLASTIC 3/4″ PLUG,COVER
  • SPACER INNER DISCHARGE PASSAGE SEAL, 5 3/4″
  • SEAL DISCHARGE PASSAGE 3 3/8″ O.D

21. PACKERS

22. FLUID-ENDS / FLUID CYLINDERS

23. HOOKS

  • WEB WILSON HYDRA HOOKS (40 TON TO 150 TON)
  • BJ ROD HOOKS: MODEL R-20 (20 TON) / MODEL R-35 (35 TON)
  • BJ CRANE HOOKS: MODEL C-10 (10 TON) / MODEL C-25 (25 TON)

24. LINKS

  • BJ TOOLPUSHER LINKS (150 TON) (1-3/4”X 36”, 48”, 60”, 72”, 84”, 96”,120”)

25. WIRELINE PUMPS, TUBING BAILERS & JUNK SNATCHERS

ROD TYPE SAND PUMP

  • MODEL “5A” 1-1/4” OD
  • MODEL “4A” 1-1/2” OD
  • MODEL “3A” 1-3/4” OD
  • MODEL “2A” 2-1/8” OD
  • MODEL “A” 2-5/8” OD
  • MODEL “B” 3-1/8” OD
  • MODEL “C” 3-3/4” OD
  • MODEL “E” 4-1/2” OD

HYDROSTATIC WIRELINE BAILER

  • MODEL “3A” 1-3/4” OD
  • MODEL “2A” 2-1/8” OD
  • MODEL “A” 2-5/8” OD
  • MODEL “B” 3-1/8” OD
  • MODEL “C” 3-3/4” OD

HYDROSTATIC TUBING BAILER

  • MODEL “B” 3-1/16” OD (2-3/8” EUE 8RD)
  • MODEL “C” 3.668” OD (2-7/8” EUE 8RD)
  • MODEL “E” 4-1/2” OD (3-1/2” EUE 8RD)

TURBO TUBING BAILER

  • MODEL “B” 3-1/8” OD (2-3/8” EUE 8RD)
  • MODEL “C” 3-5/8” OD (2-7/8” EUE 8RD)
  • MODEL “E” 4-1/2” OD (3-1/2” EUE 8RD)

MULTI-SURGE JUNK SNATCHER

  • MODEL “RA” 3-3/4” OD (2-7/8” API REG.)
  • MODEL “RB” 4-5/8” OD (3-1/2” API F.H.)
  • MODEL “RC” 5-3/4” OD (4-1/2” API F.H.)

26. CEMENT DUMPS, BRIDGING PLUGS & ROPE SOCKETS

CEMENT DUMPS

  • MODEL “2A” 1-1/2” (RUN ON 1.900” OD TUBING)
  • MODEL “A” 2” (RUN ON 2-3/8” OD TUBING)
  • MODEL “B” 2-1/2” (RUN ON 2-7/8” OD TUBING)
  • MODEL “C” 3” (RUN ON 3-1/2” OD TUBING)

BRIDGING PLUGS

  • MODEL “2A” 4” TO 4-3/4” CASING
  • MODEL “A” 5” TO 7-5/8” CASING
  • MODEL “B” 6-5/8” TO 10-3/4” CASING
  • MODEL “C” 10-3/4” TO 16” CASING

QUICK CHANGE ROPE SOCKETS

  • MODEL “Q3A” 1-3/4” OD (3/4” API SUCKER ROD BOX)
  • MODEL “Q2A” 2” OD (CABLE TOOL CONNECTION)
  • MODEL “QA” 2-1/4” OD (CABLE TOOL CONNECTION)
  • MODEL “QB” 2-1/2” OD (CABLE TOOL CONNECTION)
  • MODEL “QC” 2-3/4” OD (CABLE TOOL CONNECTION)

27. DEPTHOMETERS & ACCESSORIES

MECHANICAL & ELECTRONIC READOUT DEPTHOMETERS

  • SLICK LINES .092” OD (PIANO WIRE)
  • WIRELINE SIZES 3/16” TO 1-1/8” OD
  • COIL TUBING SIZES 3/4” TO 2-3/8” OD
  • MODEL “BL”
  • MODEL “CL”

ACCESSORIES

  • CARRYING CASE
  • STAND ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRONIC CONVERSION KITS
  • PACKAGED DISPLAY UNITS (WITH COUNT, RATE LED DISPLAYS AND AUDIBLE ALARMS)

28. ELEVATORS

BJ ELEVATORS

  • D SERIES SIDE DOOR ELEVATORS (MODELS LLD 65-TON & LD-100 TON)
  • NO-KINK SUCKER ROD ELEVATORS (5/8” TO 1-1/8”, 21.5 TONS CAPACITY)

29. MANUAL TONGS

  • BJ SNAP-ON MANUAL TONGS
  • BJ MS MANUAL TUBING TONG AND MS BACK-UP TONG (6,500 FT.LBS.)
  • KELCO FULGRIP MANUAL TUBING TONGS (1,500 TO 5,000 FT.LBS.)

30. POWER TONGS & ACCESSORIES

BJ TONGS & BACK-UPS

• BJ TUBING TONGS

  • HYDRATORQ MODEL RS, BTS, CTS & CH (4,650 TO 6,650 FT.LBS.)
  • POWAIRMATIC MODEL SA & BTA (6,5000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL CH8000 (8,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL GT8000 (8,000 FT.LBS.)

• BJ POWER SUCKER ROD TONG (MODELS MARK II-VI, 1,180 TO 1,850 FT.LBS.

• BJ POWER TONGS ACCESSORIES

  • ON-OFF DEVICE (TONG RETRACTOR)
  • SUCKER ROD BREAK-OUT CLAMP

HILLMAN-KELLEY MASTER TUBING TONG & BACK-UPS

• H-K TUBING TONGS

  • MODEL 3700-H (6,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 4600-H (6,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 5500-H (7,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 5500-A (7,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 500-C TUBING AND SUCKER ROD TONG (4,000 FT.LBS.)

• H-K MODEL HYDRAULIC POWER SUPPLIES

FOSTER TONGS & BACK-UPS

• FOSTER TUBING, CASING & LIGHT DRILL PIPE TONGS

  • MODEL 74-92-R (2,500 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 58-93-R (6,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 54-93 (12,000 FT.LBS.)
  • MODEL 54-02 (18,000 FT.LBS.)

• FOSTER SUCKER ROD TONGS

  • MODEL 76 (2,500 FT.LBS.)

• FOSTER TONG ACCESSORIES

  • HYDRAULIC LIFTS
  • ROD STRIPPER WRENCH

31. TUBING SPIDERS & ACCESSORIES

ADVANCE TUBING SPIDERS

  • MODEL “B” (55 TON) 1.315” TO 3-1/2” OD TUBING
  • MODEL “C” (82.5 TON) 1.315” TO 5-1/2” OD TUBING & CASING
  • MODEL “C-HD” (125 TON) 1.315” TO 5-1/2” OD TUBING & CASING
  • MODEL “F” (200 TON) 2-3/8” TO 8-5/8” OD TUBING & CASING
  • MODEL “G” (350 TON) 2-3/8” TO 13-3/8” OD TUBING & CASING

BJ TUBING SPIDERS

  • MODEL 50-A & 50-M (50 TON) 1.315” TO 3-1/2” OD TUBING
  • MODEL 100-A & 100-M (100 TON) 2-3/8” TO 3-1/2” OD TUBING

BAASH-ROSS TUBING SPIDERS

  • MODEL TS-100 1.050” TO 5-1/2” OD TUBING & CASING
  • OPEN END TUBING SPIDER 2-3/8” TO 3-1/2” OD TUBING

WEB WILSON TUBING SPIDER

  • MODEL PM 1.315” TO 3-1/2” OD TUBING

32. WIRELINE, ROD AND TUBING STRIPPING EQUIPMENT

SAUNDERS BLOW OUT PREVENTERS

  • MODEL “A” 3” BOP (3,000 PSI WORKING PRESSURE)
  • MODEL “B” 4” BOP (3,000 PSI WORKING PRESSURE)

SAUNDERS MANUAL & HYDRAULIC BALL LOCK OIL SAVERS FOR 3/16” TO ¾” OD WIRELINE

  • MANUAL & HYDRAULIC BONNETS WITH 3”, 4”, 6-5/8”, 7” & 8-5/8” BOTTOM CONNECTIONS

ACCESSORIES

  • MODEL S-HP100 HYDRAULIC SINGLE STAGE HAND PUMP
  • MODEL S-HP200 HYDRAULIC DUAL STAGE HAND PUMP
  • MODEL S-BP100 BOP ACCUMULATOR

25‘ & 50’ HYDRAULIC HOSES

33. MISCELLANEOUS

  • BJ CONVERTIBLE CAT-LINE GRIP
  • BAASH-ROSS TYPE ‘T’ SAFETY CLAMP (1-1/8” TO 4-1/2” OD PIPE)
  • HKB-35 HYDRAULIC POWER SUPPLIES
  • SAUNDERS CONDUIT SEAL (FOR ¾” TO 1-3/8” OD ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE CABLE)
  • HYDRAULIC HOSE CONNECTIONS
  • BENT ORIENTING SUBS FOR DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

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Oil Chemicals

Chemical Products List for Oil Drilling and Production in Iraq and Kurdistan

 

 

Chemical List by Applications

  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Drag Reducer
  • Scale Inhibitor Squeezes
  • Paraffin Control and Asphaltene Inhibitors
  • Paraffin Inhibitors
  • Foamers and Foam Control

Chemical List by Problem

  • Foam
  • Calcium Naphthenate
  • Pipeline
  • Bacteria
  • Corrosion
  • Emulsion
  • Hydrates
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Paraffin and Asphaltene
  • Scale
  • Water Quality

Oil Production Products

Integrity Management

  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Biocides
  • Hydrotesting and Subsea Preservation Products
  • Encapsulated Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Combination Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors

Scale Control

  • Scale Inhibitors
  • Scale Inhibitor Squeezes
  • Encapsulated Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Combination Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors

Separations

  • Emulsion Breakers
  • Water Clarifiers
  • Calcium Naphthenate
  • Inhibitors

Flow Assurance

  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Paraffin Inhibitors
  • H2S Scavengers
  • Paraffin Control and Asphaltene Inhibitors
  • Foamers and Foam Control
  • Wetting Agents
  • Surfactants

Production Enhancement

  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Drag Reducer
  • Scale Inhibitor Squeezes
  • Paraffin Control and Asphaltene Inhibitors
  • Paraffin Inhibitors
  • Foamers and Foam Control

Pipeline Products

Integrity Management

  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Biocides
  • Hydrotesting and Subsea Preservation Products
  • Encapsulated Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Combination Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors

Flow Assurance

  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Paraffin Inhibitors
  • H2S Scavengers
  • Paraffin Control and Asphaltene Inhibitors
  • Foamers and Foam Control
  • Wetting Agents
  • Surfactants

Enhancement

  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Drag Reducer
  • Scale Inhibitor Squeezes
  • Paraffin Control and Asphaltene Inhibitors
  • Paraffin Inhibitors
  • Foamers and Foam Control

Refinery Products

Refinery Process Additives

  • Desalting Chemicals
  • Neutralizers
  • Antifoulants
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • H2S Scavengers
  • Defoamers
  • Water Clarifiers

Finished Fuel Additives

  • Fuel Stabilizers
  • Fuel Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Fuel Pour Point Depressants

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Oil and Gas in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan has very large reserves of oil and natural gas that can secure the region’s needs for the next 70 years, as well as yield billions of dollars to the region.

Currently, there are 42 Oil and Gas companies operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. All are at various stages ranging from prospection to actual production.

The region is currently exporting 100.000 bpd and this amount is expected to double by the end of 2011. There have been concerns in the region that the dissagreements between the KRG (Kurdish Regional Government) and Baghdad over the manner of exploitation of the Oil could hamper the development of the industry. Nevertheless, progress has been made between the two sides and the companies that are currently managing the various Blocks are moving forward swiftly.

At the end of the day, it is in everybodies interest that the Kurdish region develops its Oil and Gas industries, as long as everybody plays by the rules.

This development has naturally seen the arrival of Service companies for the Oil and Gas sectors without which the Oil and Gas companies could not advance properly. The services range from H&S, drilling, well testing, and chemical supplies amongst others.

 

 

Oil Services in Kurdistan

With the development of the Oil industry in Kurdistan, more and more exploration and production companies are setting up in the region. This development has naturally brought about the need of services for their work.

Today, there are a number of Oil industry service providers physicall present in the Kurdistan region. Here is the list of the major ones:

The first multi-disciplined Iraqi company specializing in providing oilfield services to the operating companies, as well as a strong partner of such companies in the challenging area of Iraqi oilfield development. OilSERV is committed to delivering services matching international standards, based on a deep knowledge of the business, experienced personnel and state-of-the-art equipment.

Iraqi Oilfield Services Company specialized in Open Hole Wireline Logging, Cased Hole Wireline Logging, Cementing, Acidizing, Well Testing and Coiled Tubing Services. Since 2006, OilSERV has been providing world class services with highest Q-HSSE standards to oil and gas industry in Iraq. www.oilserv.biz

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering is the leading regional provider of Oilfield Services in the Middle East. Established in the United Arab Emirates in 1977, the company now has over 1300 employees working in 19 countries providing a variety of oilfield services and producing specialized products for the oil & gas industry.

Al Mansouri have established offices in the Ainkawa district of Erbil and are a major srvice provider for health and safety services in the region. www.almansoori.biz

Based on our local experience working in Iraq since 2005, Smith Drilling Systems (SDS) decided to open a service and repair facility for our equipment in Country. The first facility was established in December 2007, and we moved to a new custom built facility in June 2009.

SDS is continually trying to improve the support level to all our customers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SDS is now situated in a 1,200 sq/m covered warehouse at the Alfagates Gazna B facility. The site is approximately 4km north of Ankawa on the road to the village of Gazna, beside the Erbil International Airport. www.smithdrillingsystems.com

Oil and Gas Management Services Group (OGSG) is the first complete service provider to the oil and gas industry in Iraq. Comprised of leading international corporations that possess a comprehensive scope of capabilities and core competencies, OGSG offers an unparalleled range of premium products and services to the oil and gas industry in Iraq.

OGSG distinguishes itself through the individual strengths and combined synergies of its member companies. With its operations in the Kurdish Region and facilities throughout Iraq, OGSG effectively delivers a wide range of services to oil and gas companies operating country-wide. www.oagsg.com

TULAZ GENERAL TRADING & CONTRACTING CO. is a labor, goods and service supplier, and contractor for Iraq established in 2006 in the capital city of North Iraq, Erbil. It is registered in the Iraqi Trade Ministry in Baghdad as well.

Click here to see exactly what services Tulaz Ltd can offer your company.

KAR Group is a full spectrum oil & gas sector services company working throughout Iraq providing expertise in project design, engineering and construction, plant design and installation, pipeline design, healt, safety and security services. www.kargroup.net

 

Weatherford International Ltd. is one of the largest global providers of advanced products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells. Weatherford employs more than 50,000 employees worldwide, operates in more than 100 countries to include 125 globally distributed manufacturing facilities supporting 900 service bases and 16 technology development and training facilities.

They have operational bases in Amara, Basra, Missan, and Erbil.

Air Drilling Associates is a world leader in applying air-, mist-, foam-, aerated fluid and other underbalanced techniques for petroleum and geothermal drilling projects. The company is led by a management team with over thirty years of experience running such projects on all continents of the world. Our equipment fleet has an average age of only two years, making it among the youngest and most modern in the industry. All this is backed up by our strong commitment to quality, safety, health and the environment through adherence to the strictest regulatory and ISO requirements. www.airdrilling.com

Rotary Drilling Company Ltd is part of the Cosco group. Its headquarters are located in Hungary and have a history working in Iraq. During the 80’s, Rotary was a major well driller in the Rumaila oil field in Southern Iraq. Today, they are concentrating on the Kurdistan region. They have started implementing their first rig in March 2011. www.rotarydrilling.hu

Strata Energy Services Inc. continued the international growth of its operations by winning a bid for a multi-well Underbalanced drilling project in Kurdistan.

The award of the contract continues a year of impressive international growth and new market expansion by Strata marked by further expansion in to the USA, to Indonesia, and to the Middle East.

Slated to being operations in Q1 of 2011, the Kurdistan UBD project will utilize the full Strata Underbalanced Drilling package, including the Strata RFD Rotating Flow Diverter, along with Strata Surface Recovery & Separation and Membrane Nitrogen Generation systems. www.strataenergy.net

 

 

 

Who is Operating in Kurdistan

The list of companies operating in Kurdistan is growing regularly. Here is the list of the main companies:

Vast Exploration Inc. is an independent oil and gas company, and a partner of Niko Resources Ltd. Vast is focused on the exploration and development of its principal asset, the Qara Dagh Block, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. www.vastexploration.com

In June of 2004, DNO entered into production sharing contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq. As one of the first international oil companies to enter this highly prospective region, DNO holds a key position in developing the local oil industry. DNO is the operator for the areas covered by the contracts. www.dno.no

In November 2007 Gulf Keystone secured interests in two production sharing contracts in the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq, Shaikan and Akri-Bijeel. In 2009, the Company diversified the asset base in Kurdistan with the addition of two new Production Sharing Contracts, Sheikh Adi and Ber Bahr. This region has the potential to be a world class hydrocarbon province and Gulf Keystone believes it is well positioned to seek out further growth opportunities. www.gulfkeystone.com

In October 2010, Marathon acquired a position in four exploration blocks in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, totaling approximately 368,000 net acres (650,000 gross acres). The Company has signed production sharing contracts (PSCs) for operatorship and a 100 percent working interest (80 percent ownership) in two open blocks northeast of Erbil – Harir and Safen. The Kurdistan Regional Government holds a fully carried 20 percent interest, which Marathon is currently carrying. Additionally, Marathon has been assigned working interests (WI) in two blocks north-northwest of Erbil – Atrush (20 percent WI) and Sarsang (25 percent WI). www.marathon.com

Hunt Oil Company conducts ongoing exploration programs around the globe. In addition to its extensive activities in the United States, both onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, the company has exploratory acreage under evaluation in Canada, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Peru, Australia, Romania and Italy. www.huntoil.com

In May 2009 MOL acquired 10% stake in Pearl Petroleum Limited and reinforced its current portfolio in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where MOL has accumulated excellent knowledge and work experience during the last two years. Pearl Petroleum Company Ltd. is the sole license holder of two giant gas-condensate fields, Khor Mor and Chemchemal, out of which Khor Mor field is under development, already producing and supplying gas to local power plants.

MOL, via its 100% subsidiary, Kalegran Ltd., signed a Production Sharing Contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government for Shaikan exploration block in 2007. The operator of the block is Gulf Keystone Petroleum International Ltd. with 75% participating interest. Kalegran holds 20% share, and the remaining 5% is held by Texas Keystone. The participating interests are subject to dilution by a Government held Third Party Participation of 15% and a Government Interest of 20%. www.mol.hu/en/

Sterling is the 53.33% operator of the Northern Sangaw Block in Kurdistan. It shares the operation with Addax and KNOC.

The Sangaw North-1 exploration well, the first to be drilled on the Sterling operated Sangaw North Block, spudded on 1 February 2010. The well, targeting Cretaceous and Jurassic aged reservoir intervals has a planned depth of 3,660m and the well design allows drilling to a total depth of 4,160m to test deeper Jurassic and Triassic aged reservoirs. The decision to drill the additional deeper section will be based on drilling results encountered up to the decision point. www.sterlingenergyuk.com

The Taq Taq field is located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 60 km north of the giant Kirkuk oil field, 85 km south-east of Erbil and 120 km north-west of Sulaimaniyah.

Addax Petroleum, through its participation in Taq Taq, is an early entrant in what is potentially a world class oil field. www.addaxpetroleum.com

Genel Energy was among the first few companies to be awarded a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Since then, Genel Energy has built an extensive portfolio of exploration and production assets in Northern Iraq. Genel Energy’s exploration portfolio in the potentially prospective fields has increased once Genel started production in Taq Taq field. Genel Energy is determined to continue identifying and acquiring new assets in Northern Iraq. www.genelenergy.com

In 2010, the Kurdamir-1 exploration well in Block K44 was suspended after finding significant gas resources and encouraging indications of liquids. A seismic acquisition program was conducted on Block K9. The conversion of Block K39 into a PSC was underway at year-end 2010. In 2011, the Company expects to drill its first well in Block K39 followed by a re-drill of the Kurdamir well to test deeper horizons. www.talisman-energy.com

OMV has been active in the Kurdistan Region (KR) of Iraq since 2007, with operations that have started in 2008. The company currently holds two exploration blocks, Mala Omar and Shorish, and is a 10% shareholder in Pearl Petroleum Company Limited, a company which has been set up to appraise, develop and produce Khor Mor and Chem chemal gas fi elds. These gas fi elds have signifi cant reserves including condensates and LPG. www.omv.com

KNOC secured five exploration blocks in northern Iraq(Kurdistan autonomous region) in November, 2008. The deal, followed by the contract of Bazian block in 2007, is the part of KNOC’s long-term strategic plan. Iraq has the third largest oil reserves in the world and much of the nation’s territory is still remaining or is still unexplored and undeveloped.

The five blocks, located in the Zagros basin of northern Iraq, KNOC operates three of these blocks – Qush Tappa, Sangaw South, Bazian – with technologies and experiences accumulated for decades, and KNOC took part in the Sangaw North and Hawler blocks as partner. www.knoc.co.kr

WesternZagros is one of a number of oil and gas companies/consortia active in the Kurdistan region.

WesternZagros holds a Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) in the Kurdistan Region which provides for the exploration and development of crude oil and natural gas over a 2,120 square kilometre block (523, 826 acres or 818 square miles). www.westernzagros.com

TAQ TAQ OPERATING COMPANY LTD (TTOPCO) is a purpose entity established and jointly owned by Genel Energy International Ltd of Turkey and Addax Petroleum International Ltd of Canada for the conduction of petroleum operations under a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) in the Taq Taq License Area in Northern Iraq. TTOPCO is not a party to the PSA nor own any assets other than what is required to conduct its operations, but is based on no-profit-no-loss principles. www.ttopco.com

NORBEST LIMITED is registered on October 4, 2007 to perform exploration activities in Iraq. The Company was awarded Production Sharing Contract on Hawler Area in Kurdistan Region on November 10, 2007.

It is planned to complete drilling of 3 exploration wells during 2010 and 2011. Further exploration activities will depend on the results obtained during initial exploration program. www.norbestoil.com

  ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. is a Kurdistan-focused oil development and exploration vehicle with two ongoing projects in the region: the Atrush oil discovery, and the Taza exploration blocks. These projects are nearby and on trend to existing fields and recent discoveries.

http://www.shamaranpetroleum.com