Egypt well proves unconventional gas potential

RWE Dea Egypt has discovered gas in its North El Amriya concession in the Mediterranean Sea.

Offshore staff

HAMBURG, Germany -- RWE Dea Egypt has discovered gas in its North El Amriya concession in the Mediterranean Sea.

The NEA 3x find is in the offshore North El Amriya concession, 40 km (24.8 mi) north of Alexandria. The well was drilled to a TD of 3,055 m (10,023 ft), encountering gas in a lower Pliocene sand in the Kafr El Sheik formation.

It was then sidetracked to a TD of 2,642 m (8,668 ft) where a conventional gas-filled sand channel was encountered, with an unconventional reservoir above.

According to RWE Dea, a subsequent drillstem test on the unconventional reservoir flowed at rates of up to 14 MMcf/d. The aim was to prove productivity in this kind of reservoir.

“The successful testing of the unconventional reservoir gives RWE Dea the opportunity to expand its activities in this concession on a new play with chances for future discoveries.” said Ralf to Baben, COO of RWE Dea. The company has a 100% operated interest in the North El Amriya concession.

01/26/2011

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