BP, IEOC make Nile Delta shallow gas discoveries

BP Egypt has made two shallow gas discoveries on the North El Burg concession offshore on Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Eni’s International Egyptian Oil Co. drilled the Taurt North and Seth South discoveries in 110 m and 78 m of water, respectively, on behalf of concession operator BP. Wireline logs, fluid samples, and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas in one Pleistocene interval in Taurt North and two Plio-Pleistocene intervals in Seth South. The companies are studying options to tie both wells to nearby facilities.

The discoveries are the fourth and fifth in the concession following Satis-1 and Satis-3 Oligocene deep discoveries and Salmon-1 shallow Pleistocene discovery.

Including the Nile Delta and Gulf of Suez, BP and its partners produce nearly 40% of Egypt’s gas demand.

BP and IEOC share 50-50 interests in the North El Burg Offshore concession, which lies between the BP-operated Ras El Barr development concession and the IEOC-operated Offshore Baltim development concession.

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