BP finds more gas off Egypt

BP-rigBP Egypt has found its fourth and fifth gas discoveries in Taurt North and Seth South,  which form parts of the North El Burg Offshore Concession, Nile Delta


The two wells were drilled by IEOC on behalf of concession operator BP, using the Scarabeo 4 (mid-water semisub) rig in water depths of 110 and 78 metres respectively. The wireline logs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas in one Pleistocene interval in Taurt North and two Plio-Pleistocene intervals in Seth South.

North El Burg is located in the central part of the Nile Delta between the BP-operated development concession Ras El Barr and the Offshore Baltim development concession operated by IEOC.

BP Egypt president and general manager, Hesham Mekawi, remarked, "The discoveries show our commitment to develop the remaining potential of the shallow reservoirs within the Nile Delta and make the best use of the existing infrastructure.

"It demonstrates the ongoing cooperation with the Ministry of Petroleum to deliver new gas discoveries and incremental supply to meet the future growth of the gas business in Egypt."

 BP Egypt has said that it was looking at tying both discoveries to nearby existing infrastructure.

 The discoveries follow BP’s recent Satis-1 and Satis-3 Oligocene deep discoveries and Salmon-1 shallow Pleistocene discovery. 

The North El Burg Offshore Concession consists of BP as operator with a 50 per cent share and IEOC holding the remaining 50 per cent.

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