RWE Dea Discovers Gas Offshore El Amriya Concession
RWE Dea Egypt has made a gas discovery in well NEA 3x in the North El Amriya concession, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Alexandria. The well, drilled by the Atwood Aurora jackup, reached a total depth of 10,023 feet (3,055 meters), encountering gas in the lower Plicene sand in the Kafr El Sheik formation. The well was sidetracked to a total depth of 8,668 feet (2,642 meters) where a conventional gas filled sand channel was encountered. A drill stem test was performed on the unconventional reservoir, flowing at a rate of up to 14 MMcf/d, with the objective to prove the productivity in this kind of reservoir. RWE Dea wholly owns and operates the North El Amriya concession.SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.