Gulf Keystone Petroleum

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"Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (“Gulf Keystone” or the “Company”) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Company is registered in Bermuda with further offices in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Algiers, Algeria and London, UK. The Company was incorporated in 2001 in Bermuda and listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004 (stock quote GKP).

"Gulf Keystone Petroleum International (GKPI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited, holds Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) for four exploration blocks in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In November 2007, the Company secured interests in the PSCs for the Shaikan and Akri-Bijeel blocks. In July 2009, the Company increased its significant acreage in the region with the addition of the PSCs for the Sheikh Adi and Ber Bahr blocks. Gulf Keystone is the Operator of the PSCs for the Shaikan and Sheikh Adi blocks.

"In July 2009, the Company announced its intention to undertake a gradual strategic exit from Algeria. The Company’s focus is on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where Gulf Keystone has made one of the most significant discoveries, holds one of the largest licence positions and has amongst the best pre-drill upside in its acreage."[1]


Accessed September 2012: [2]



Web: http://www.gulfkeystone.com

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  1. Gulf Keystone Petroleum About, organizational web page, accessed September 24, 2012.
  2. Gulf Keystone Petroleum Board, organizational web page, accessed September 24, 2012.