Italian explorer ENI says it is working with partners, “on fast tracking production”, of its new gas discovery in Egypt, “through synergies with the area’s existing infrastructures”.
The company updated its earlier report of the find, in shallow water Nile Delta offshore Egypt.
Bashrush, as the prospect is called, delivered up to 32 MMscfd of gas.
“The test rate was limited by surface testing facilities. The well deliverability in production configuration is estimated at up to 100 MMscf of gas and 800 barrels of condensate per day”, ENI explains.
Located in the North El Hammad concession, the well encountered 102 meters net gas pay “in high quality sandstones of the Abu Madi formation”, the release says.
ENI, together with its partners bp and TOTAL and in coordination with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, “will continue screening the development options of Bashrush”, with the aim of fast-tracking production through synergies with the area’s existing infrastructures.
ENIholds 37.5% interest and the role of Operator through IEOC, its affiliate, while bp holds the 37.5%, and TOTAL holds the 25% of the contractor share in the concession, which is in participation with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).