RWE Strikes Gas in Egyptian Nile Delta
RWE Dea has made a new gas discovery in the Egyptian Nile Delta. In the onshore part of the concession North El Amriya, the Amriya-1x well encountered two reservoir intervals of a total of 19 m thickness within the Pliocene.
Amriya-1x is the first exploration well drilled by RWE Dea in this concession and was drilled to a total depth of 1697 m within the Pliocene. Presence of gas has been confirmed in the intervals 1471 m to 1479 m and 1585 m to 1597 m respectively.
The well was defined on the newly acquired 3D seismic. It is considered to be one of several prospects at the Pliocene level.
The North El Amriya concession was awarded to RWE Dea in July 2006. It covers an area of 2,066 km2 within the onshore and offshore Nile Delta region of Egypt.
RWE Dea has already been engaged in Egypt since 1974 and has been producing oil as operator in the Gulf of Suez for 25 years now. In addition, the company is engaged as operator and partner in exploration and production of gas and oil in sites located in the Nile Delta and onshore in the Western Desert region. RWE Dea has a total of 15 onshore and offshore concessions in Egypt, across a total area of roughly 15,500 square kilometers.