The well was drilled to a depth of 3,480m and flowed at rates of 700-1,000b/d. Crude produced from the well was API grade 41.
Companies have previously drilled 10 wells in the area without success.
Sipetrol is the block's operator with a 50.5% stake, with Australian company Oil Search holding the balance.
Sipetrol also has stakes in the El Diyur and North Bahariva blocks southwest of East Ras Qattara.
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