DNO’s decision to step up drilling activity in Iraqi Kurdistan over 2018 is bearing fruit as its fast-track development of the Peshkabir field exceeds expectations. The field has now hit its end-2018 50,000 b/d production target “ahead of schedule and below budget” according to a 9 October update.

Peshkabir lies within the Tawke block (DNO 75% op, Genel 25%) close to the eponymous Tawke field where “production currently stands at just over 80,000 b/d.” This...