RWE Dea Hits Gas at Disouq in Egypt

RWE Dea has discovered gas and condensate in the Disouq Concession -- Onshore Nile Delta. The North Sidi Ghazi-1x well encountered a gas bearing sandstone interval of 42 m column within the Upper Messinian reservoir sands. Formation evaluation confirmed the encountered section to be Gas bearing with average porosity of 20 percent.

RWE Dea commenced testing operation on the North Sidi Ghazi-1x well. The test results from the perforated interval (2,752 m to 2,770 m) revealed a flow rate of 37 MMscfdg on a 50/64-in. choke.

The concession was awarded to RWE Dea on July 2004 with a 100 percent interest. The Disouq Block covers originally an onshore area of 5,523 square kilometers within the densely populated farmland of the Nile Delta region of Egypt. 3,500 square kilometers of 3-D seismic have been acquired and evaluated since 2006.

Immediate plans are to complete testing and perform a detailed evaluation. A second exploration well (South Sidi Ghazi - 1x) will be drilled to test another potential Messinian structure.