"This is the first productive Upper Safa sand encountered on the west side of the Khalda ridge," said G. Steven Farris, Apache's president and chief executive officer. "The discovery of stratigraphically trapped gas-condensate in Upper Safa sands in the Ozoris-4 opens up a large new play in the Shushan Basin, north of the Qasr high and west of the Khalda Ridge fields."
Ozoris-4 also encountered 171 net feet of oil and gas-condensate pay uphole in the Cretaceous Kharita and Alam El Bueib sands. In addition, the well penetrated approximately 100 feet of poorly developed Lower Safa reservoir, confirming the seismically defined northeastern limits of the Qasr field. Ozoris-4 has been temporarily shut in to allow production of oil encountered in the Alam El Bueib and Kharita reservoirs. The Upper Safa will be appraised by future Ozoris wells.
Ozoris-4 is located on the flank of the Qasr structure, 1.4 miles north of the Qasr-1X discovery well. Apache operates the Khalda Concession with a 100 percent contractor-interest.
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