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Eni Makes Three Discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert

Eni Makes Three Discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 08:45
The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at the booth of Eni during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria February 10, 2020. (Reuters)

Egypt’s petroleum ministry said on Tuesday that Italian energy group Eni made three oil and gas discoveries in the western desert.

The discoveries include oil, gas and condensate discoveries in the Meleiha concession, and an oil discovery in the South Mleiha concession area.

According to the Ministry of Petroleum, the finds in the Meleiha Development Concession were found via the Yasmin W-1X and MWD-21 wells, which were drilled in the Aman region near the West Meleiha deep field, respectively.

The production tests revealed that it has a daily capacity of 2,000 barrels of light oil and 7 million cubic feet of associated gas.

In the meanwhile, the MWD-21 well has been consistently producing 2,500 barrels of light oil per day.

The SWM-4X well, located 35 kilometers south of the Meleiha field, was used to make the find in the Southwest Meleiha concession area, according to the ministry.

This well produced around 1,500 barrels of oil per day during tests. The combined output of the three wells is around 6,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Eni has had a presence in Egypt since 1954, through its subsidiary IEOC Production. IEOC now produces around 360,000 boepd of equity.

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