RWE Dea Egypt has received internal approval to drill a further three near-field exploitation wells in the Disouq Development Lease. “The addition of these wells shows RWE Dea’s continuing commitment to add reserves to its Disouq Development Project”, explained Maximilian Fellner, RWE Dea Egypt’s General Manager. “Through our partnership with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company we want to boost the gas production beyond the currently planned production target of 100 MMSCFD to meet the ever-growing energy demands of Egypt”. This next phase of drilling, which targets again the Late Miocene Abu Madi Formation, will follow on immediately after the completion of the Disouq-1-3 well.
The Weatherford 94 Rig is currently drilling the final Phase B Disouq Development well namely, Disouq-1-3. The well targets multiple reservoirs levels of Pliocene and Late Miocene age in an adjacent structural compartment to the east of the main Disouq Field some 30 km from the Disouq CTP. Results from the near-field exploration well Disouq-1-3 are expected in July 2014.