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RWE Dea Scoops More Gas

EGYPT

German operator RWE Dea has flowed up to 14 MMscf/d with drill stem test(DST) in the NEA 3x discovery well in the North El Amriya concession, offshore Egypt.

“The successful test of the reservoir opens chances of further future discoveries in the licence”, the company said in a statement. The well was drilled to a total depth of 3,055 meters and encountered gas in a lower Pliocene sand in the Kafr El Sheik formation. It was sidetracked to a total depth of 2,642 meters where a conventional gas filled sand channel was encountered with an additional unconventional reservoir above.

The DST was carried out successfully on the unconventional reservoir with the objective to prove the productivity in this kind of reservoir. “The successful testing of the unconventional reservoir gives RWE Dea the opportunity to expand its activities in this concession on a new play with chances for future discoveries:’ said Ralfto Baben, Chief Operating Officer of RWE Dea AG. The North El Amriya concession is operated by RWE Dea with a 100% working interest.

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