Steady payments from the Kurdish government in Iraq and improved market conditions means it’s time to start drilling more, Norwegian company DNO said. DNO said it received $210 million in payments last year for crude oil exported from its Tawke field in the Kurdish north of Iraq. So far this year, the company received $59 million from the semiautonomous Kurdish government for crude oil exports. “These payments create momentum as we move into 2017,” DNO’s Executive Chairman Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani said in a statement . Provided those payments continue, the company said it planned to drill three more wells at its flagship Tawke field with the aim of bringing production to beyond the current rate of 115,000 barrels per day. Third […]