Anglo-Turkish independent Genel and partner Chevron aim to bring online the Sarta field in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2020. The partners (Chevron 50% op, Genel 30%, KRG 20%) took FID this week on ‘Phase 1A’ development at Sarta which is set to be the first new field brought online since Atrush (Taqa 39.9%, Shamaran 20.1%, Marathon 15%, KRG 25%) in July 2017 (MEES, 14 July 2017).

Momentum is again building in Kurdistan’s oil sector, and Chevron is not the only US Major eying...