DNO can confirm that export production tests at the Tawke oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq commenced on 2 February. At present, the tested volumes are around 10,000 bopd.
The technical tests are being conducted in close coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Northern Oil Company to ensure a responsible and secure start up of exports and to further ramp up to Tawke's current capacity of 50,000 bopd in the near future.
Oslo, 3 February 2011
DNO International ASA
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