Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (Gulf Keystone) is a holding company, which is engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production. The Company operates in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Republic of Algeria. It operates through segments, including Kurdistan Region of Iraq, United Kingdom and Algeria. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq segment consists of the Shaikan, Akri-Bijeel, Sheikh Adi and Ber Bahr blocks and the Erbil office, which provides support to the operations in Kurdistan. The United Kingdom segment provides geological, geophysical and engineering services to the Company. The Algerian segment consists of the Algiers office and the Company's operations in Algeria. It operates in the Shaikan oil field. The Shaikan block is situated over 85 kilometers northwest of Erbil, covering an area of over 280 square kilometers. It operates in the Republic of Algeria and focuses on acquiring exploration and appraisal rights in approximately six blocks and over two producing fields.