Apache tests East Ras Budran well in Egypt

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Sept. 25 -- Operator Apache East Ras Budran Corp. LDC has tested 1,910 b/d of oil from its ERB-A-1X well on the East Ras Budran (ERB) concession in Egypt. Apache plans to inform the Egyptian authorities that the discovery is commercial.

During a 12-hr period, 17° gravity oil flowed through a 64/64-in. choke. No water was produced. The oil was lifted with nitrogen delivered to 11,900 ft through coiled tubing, and no other stimulation was required.

Apache has suspended the well as a future producer and may carry out stimulation and additional testing after it analyzes the results. Apache drilled the well to 13,615 ft TD and targeted Darat limestone. "The well has a near-horizontal trajectory at total depth to ensure optimum production potential from the anticipated reservoir interval," said Regal Petroleum, a partner in the well.

The drilling rig will now be moved to the second planned exploration well, ERB-B-1X, which Apache expects to complete in the fourth quarter, Regal added.

The partners are investigating drilling an appraisal well, ERB-A-2X, after completing the ERB-B-1X well.

ERB is onshore in the prolific Gulf of Suez basin. Apache has a 75% interest in ERB, and Regal holds 25%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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