Iraqi Kurdistan’s Khor Mor gas field is continuing normal operations despite being targeted by a rocket attack on Wednesday, according to operator Dana Gas.
The United Arab Emirates-based company told the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in a filing on 23 June that “no damage occurred and production operations continued normally without interruption” after the attack.
“Two contractor staff were treated for minor injuries related to the blast but have returned to work,” it noted.
Dana Gas said the company “is co-operating with local security services who are conducting a full investigation and the KRG [Kurdistan Regional Government] has enhanced measures and security forces in the area”. Khor Mor is one of the largest gas projects in Iraqi Kurdistan and produces about 452 million cubic feet per day of gas.
Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum are joint operators for the Khor Mor and Chemchemal gas fields on behalf of the Pearl Petroleum consortium.
The consortium was established in 2007 when Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum entered into an agreement with KRG for exclusive rights to appraise, develop, produce, market and sell hydrocarbons from Khor Mor and Chemchemal.
Oil and gas facilities in Iraqi Kurdistan have been attacked in recent months, with local media reporting that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has previously claimed responsibility for some of the attacks.