Dover abandons Egyptian well

Dover has abandoned the EWA-4X well in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, after reaching 5,250 ft (1600 m) TD.

Offshore staff

GULF OF SUEZ, Egypt -- Dover has abandoned the EWA-4X well in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, after reaching 5,250 ft (1600 m) TD. A drillstem test was disappointing despite earlier encouraging log responses and quick-look log analysis.

The highly deviated well penetrated a major sequence of Carboniferous Nubia formation which included the targeted Kareem and Rudeis potential sandstone reservoirs.

The partners are assessing the results from this well and reviewing the future program in the block in light of the results.

9/19/2007

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