UAE Dana Gas Halts Production at Khor Mor After Drone Attack

A suspected drone struck the liquid storage tank at Dana Gas's Khor Mor facility in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as reported by the UAE-based energy firm.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening, leading to a temporary suspension of production to manage and extinguish the resulting fire. Fortunately, there were no injuries to personnel, and the fire was successfully contained. The company disclosed this information on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Friday.

Dana Gas, a prominent energy firm based in the UAE, reported a suspected drone strike on its liquid storage tank at the Khor Mor facility in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Thursday evening. Although the incident resulted in a temporary suspension of production to manage and extinguish the ensuing fire, no injuries to personnel were reported. The company promptly disclosed this information on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Friday.

This unfortunate event follows a series of missile attacks on Dana Gas facilities in the previous year. In June, a small rocket landed near the field, causing minor injuries to two Dana Gas contractors. Another missile attack occurred in the same month, targeting residential facilities. In October, eight Katyusha rockets were fired at the Khor Mor gas field, fortunately resulting in no casualties or damage.

Despite the challenges posed by these incidents, operations staff are actively implementing the necessary measures to resume operations swiftly. The company anticipates a prompt recovery and a return to normal production levels.

The Khor Mor and Chemchemal fields, operated by Pearl Petroleum—a consortium involving Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum—are significant contributors to Iraq's energy production. However, the region has been susceptible to security concerns, with ongoing incidents affecting the operations of energy companies operating in the area.

Dana Gas has remained resilient in the face of these challenges, emphasizing its commitment to addressing and overcoming security issues. The safety of personnel and the secure operation of facilities remain top priorities for the company.

As the energy sector continues to play a crucial role in the economic development of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, events such as the suspected drone strike underscore the importance of ongoing security measures to safeguard both personnel and critical infrastructure in the region.

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