Eni finds «large hydrocarbon column in Zohr»

26 February 2016
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Eni has successfully completed a drilling in the Zohr 2X well, the company announced on Friday in a press release.

They said that this is the first appraisal of the well since the Zohr discovery in the Shorouk field.

Eni’s drilling in the field, where it has a 100 per cent stake, encountered a large column of hydrocarbons in at a depth of 455 metres, the statement said.

“The comprehensive formation evaluation programme confirmed the same gas-water contact and connection with the discovery well showing Zohr as a single and continuous mega tank of natural gas, fully comprised in the Egyptian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and within the Shorouk Block. Eni is arranging all the activities for the execution of the well production test,” the company announced.

Eni said then that they had announced the findings to Egyptian authorities, so that they can move forward of the development of the field.

They continued on to say that as a company they want to move forward on drilling three more wells in the area.

Eni added in their statements that they also completed a successful drilling in the Nooros East field in the Abu Madi West block.

The company discovered in the latest drilling in that area an oil reserve that would produce about 45,000 barrels of oil per day.

Eni closed, “In both licenses, operations are being conducted by Petrobel, which is a joint venture between IEOC and the State partner Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).”

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