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Norwegian company DNO International stated their new well in the Tawke oil field in Iraq’s Kurdish region is producing more than any other wells that have been drilled.

The horizontal Tawke 23 well produced 32,500 barrels of oil per day, beating the previous high of 25,000 b/d recently achieved at the Tawke 20.

“The exceptional results from Tawke-20 and Tawke-23 have fundamentally changed our approach to developing this field and also our expectations for its performance,” DNO’s Executive Chairman Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani said in a statement. “By any measure, these are prolific wells tapping into what increasingly feels like a sea of oil,”

The Tawke field is operated by DNO, which has a 55% stake, Genel Energy holds 25%, and the Kurdistan Regional Government maintains the remaining 20% interest.