Egypt announces three new oil, gas discoveries in western desert

Tests of this well resulted in a production rate of about 1,500 barrels of oil per day.

Cairo: Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni made three oil and gas discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Tuesday.

“Eni made three new discoveries in the Meleiha Development Concession and southwest of Meleiha in Egypt’s Western Desert,” the ministry said in a statement.

The discoveries in the Meleiha Development Concession were made through the Yasmin W-1X and MWD-21 wells, which were drilled respectively in the Aman area near the West Meleiha deep field, according to the statement.

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The Yasmin W-1X well is located 5 km west of the Yasmin field, the ministry said, adding that production tests showed the well has a capacity to produce 2,000 barrels of light crude and 7 million cubic feet of associated gas per day.

Meanwhile, the MWD-21 well has been already producing at a stable rate of 2,500 barrels of light crude per day.

In the South West Meleiha concession area, the discovery was achieved through the SWM-4X well, which is located 35 km south of the Meleiha field, the ministry added.

Tests of this well resulted in a production rate of about 1,500 barrels of oil per day.

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