Marathon oil has made a discovery at its Harir Block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The company said it had hit oil and gas in its Jisik-1 exploration well.
The site, 40 miles northeast of Erbil, was drilled to a total depth of 15,000 feet and oil and gas was noted in an extensive gross interval in both the Jurassic and Triassic reservoirs.
A spokesman said: “A drill-stem testing program yielded a sustained flow rate of 6,100 barrels per day of oil, and multiple non-associated gas zones flowed at a combined rate of approximately 10-15 million cubic feet per day, without stimulation, together with associated condensate, all of which were equipment constrained.
“The Jisik-1 well will be suspended for potential future use as a producing well.”
Marathon Oil is the operator of the Harir Block, with a 45% working interest while Total holds 35% and the Kurdistan Regional Government owns the other 20% share.
In June the company revealed it was to sell of $2.1billion of Norwegian units.