TAQA is the operator of the 270-sq-km Atrush Block, which is located 85 km northwest of Erbil.
TAQA holds a majority share in the block, alongside its partners the KRG, General Exploration Partners and Marathon. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) approved TAQA's field development plan in September 2013. Initial production is expected to be approximately 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).
Subject to approval, the second phase development is expected to include another 30,000 boepd production facility. TAQA and its partners will also evaluate the feasibility of producing associated natural gas for delivery to the domestic market. TAQA estimates the field's peak production to reach approximately 100,000 boepd.