Eni made second oil discovery in the Faghur Basin in Egyptian Western Desert

Monday 09 July 2018 03:10 PM

oil company ENI
oil company ENI



Agencies:
Eni made second light oil discovery on the B1-X exploration prospect located in South West Meleiha license, in the Egyptian Western Desert, some 130 Km North of the oasis of Siwa.
The well is the second one drilled by Eni to explore the deep geological sequences of the Faghur Basin.

SWM B1-X has been drilled 7 km away from the first discovery (SWM A2-X), to a total depth of 4,523 meters and encountered 35 meters net of light oil in the Paleozoic sandstones of Dessouky Formation of Carboniferous age and in the Alam El Bueib sandstones of Cretaceous Age.

The well has been opened to production in the Dessouky sandstones and delivered 5,130 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) of light oil (37° API) with low associated gas.

The discovery on B-1X confirms the high exploration and production potential of deep geological sequences of the Faghur Basin.

Eni plans, in the near term, the drilling of other exploratory prospects located nearby the A2-X and B-1X discoveries to consolidate what can result as a new productive area for Eni in Egypt.

The production is expected to be routed to already existing infrastructures and then shipped to El Hamra Terminal through existing pipelines, after Development Plan approval by Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.



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