Eni, bp, Total hit gas discovery off Egypt

Total, bp and Eni (as the Operator) have made a gas discovery with the Bashrush well on the North El Hammad license, located eleven kilometers off the Egyptian coast.

Eni, bp, Total hit gas discovery off Egypt
Photo: Total

The well encountered 102 meters net gas pay in high quality sandstones of the Abu Madi formation.

A production test was conducted with flow rates of up to 32 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d), limited by testing facilities. It is estimated that future deliverability per well will be up to 100 MMscf/d, along with up to 800 barrels of condensate per day. Future plans foresee development through tie-in to nearby existing infrastructures.

Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President Exploration at Total, said:

“We are very pleased to announce this discovery in Egypt. These results support our strategy to allocate a significant share of our exploration budget to the search of hydrocarbons in the vicinity of existing infrastructures. These resources have low development costs since they can rapidly be tie-in and put into production.”

Total holds a working interest of 25% in the North El Hammad license, alongside operator ENI (37.5%) and BP (37.5%).