Energean confirms commercial gas at Karish North offshore Israel

The drillship Stena DrillMAX has completed appraisal drilling on Energean Oil and Gas’ Karish North discovery offshore Israel.

Location of the Karish North gas discovery offshore Israel.
Location of the Karish North gas discovery offshore Israel.
(Courtesy Energean)

Offshore staff

ATHENS, Greece – The drillship Stena DrillMAX has completed appraisal drilling on Energean Oil and Gas’ Karish North discovery offshore Israel.

According to the operator, the side track, drilled 700 m (2,296 ft) north of the discovery well, confirmed best-estimate recoverable resources of 0.9 tcf of gas and 34 MMbbl of light oil/condensate.

Previously Energean had proven a total of 2.4 tcf and 33 MMbbl of light oil/condensate in its Karish and Tanin offshore leases.

The side track encountered a gas-water contact at 4,791 m (15,718 ft) TVDSS, 13 m (42.6 ft) below the gas down to identified in the original wellbore, with a thin rim of light oil or condensate immediately above.

Total mapped hydrocarbon column was 310 m (1,017 ft).

Energean plans a tieback to the FPSO Energean Power, 5.4 km (3.3 mi) away, which will have a capacity of 8 bcm/yr. The latest drilling results increase the likelihood of securing a firm gas sales and purchase agreement for 0.4 cm annually from Beer Tuvia.

The Stena DrillMAX will now complete the three Karish Main development wells. 

11/04/2019

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