BRIEF-Gulf Keystone in $200 mln convertible bond offering

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd :

* Petrol - launch of an offering of convertible bonds

* Offering senior unsecured convertible bonds due October 2017 in a principal

amount of USD$ 200 million

* May be increased in event the company exercises in full its increase option

of up to USD$ 25 million

* Funds raised will contribute to development of shaikan block in the kurdistan

region of Iraq

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