Devon Energy brings Gulf of Suez field on stream

Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, Okla., has begun production from its North July field in the Gulf of Suez off Egypt. Devon also had a discovery in the southern Gulf of Suez with a well in the South-West Gebel El-Zeit concession, 6 miles offshore in 86 ft of water.


HOUSTON, Apr. 3�Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, Okla., has begun production from its North July field in the Gulf of Suez off Egypt.

North July No. 1 flowed 5,500 b/d of oil and 3 MMcfd of gas from the Rudeis at 9,790-894 ft.

The well is 5 miles offshore in 169 ft of water. It is producing to a three-slot platform.

Devon owns 100% of the field.

Devon also had a discovery in the southern Gulf of Suez with a well in the South-West Gebel El-Zeit concession, 6 miles offshore in 86 ft of water. The SWGEZ-2 well flowed at a combined rate of 6,700 b/d of oil and 2.4 MMcfd of gas from two intervals in the Nubia/Matulla at 7,786-894 ft. The well was drilled 8,040 ft TD

Devon is studying development alternatives for the discovery. Production will require a platform and pipeline.

Devon Energy operates the concession with 43.75% interest. Ocean Energy Inc., Houston, has 43.75% and Forum Exploration Co., an independent Egyptian company, has 12.5%.

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