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BP announces East Nile Delta gas discovery

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BP Egypt has reported an important gas discovery in the Baltim South Development Lease in the East Nile Delta.

The Baltim SW-1 exploration well was drilled in water depth of 25 m by operator IEOC (Eni). It reached a total depth of 3750 m depth and penetrated approximately 62 m of net gas pay in high quality Messinian sandstones. The discovery is a new accumulation along the same trend of the Nooros field discovered in July 2015 and currently producing 65 000 beo/d.

Hesham Mekawi, Regional President of BP North Africa, commented: “We are pleased with the results of the Baltim SW-1 well as it is the third discovery along the Nooros trend and confirms the great potential of the Messinian play and its significant upside in the area. Our plan is to utilise existing infrastructure which will accelerate the development of the discovery, and expedite early production start-up. This announcement is another example of BP’s commitment to unlock resources in order to bring critical gas production to Egypt.”

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