Russian state-firm Gazprom Neft announced on 4 April that it has boosted production from its Iraqi Kurdistan operations by 25%. The firm brought the Sarqala-3 well online at the Garmian block’s Sarqala field (Gazprom Neft 40%op, Western Zagros 40%, KRG 20%), taking production up to 35,000 b/d. This brings the block up to the partners’ planned development target and it is unclear whether the partners will want to expand processing facilities to push production capacity higher (...