Genel this week added two more upstream assets to its KRG-focused portfolio. Production may be some way off, but with Genel almost totally dependent on Tawke output, the acquisitions are key to the firm’s efforts at diversification.

Genel announced on 21 January that it has secured a 30% stake in Chevron’s Sarta license, with the major remaining operator with 50%. Genel is also taking 40% and operatorship at the Qara Dagh license where the US major retains 40%. The KRG retains...