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BP hits gas in Nile Delta

Oilfield Technology,

BP Egypt has made major gas discoveries in the Taurt North and Seth South wells, both are located in the North El Burg offshore concession, Nile Delta. The concession is co-owned (50:50) between the two parties with BP acting as operator. These are the fourth and fifth discoveries made by BP in the concession following the Satis-1 and Satis-3 Oligocene deep discoveries and the Salmon-1 shallow Pleistocene discovery.

The two wells were drilled by IEOC on behalf of concession operator BP, using Scarabeo IV rig in water depths of 110 and 78 m respectively. The wireline logs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas in one Pleistocene interval in Taurt North and two Plio-Pleistocene intervals in Seth South. Options to tie both discoveries to nearby existing infrastructure are being studied.

Hesham Mekawi, President and General Manager of BP Egypt said, "The discoveries show our commitment to develop the remaining potential of the shallow reservoirs within the Nile Delta and make the best use of the existing infrastructure.”

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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