RWE Dea Egypt reported another positive appraisal of the North West Khilala (NWK) natural gas field, part of the Disouq gas project, with its NW Khilala-1-4 development well.
The Disouq project, operated by RWE Dea, encompasses the development of seven gas fields in the Nile Delta. NWK was the first field brought on production when it came online last September (OGJ Online, Sept. 10, 2013).
NWK-1-4 is the fourth well to be drilled in the NWK structure, reaching a total measured depth of 3,175 m in the Abu Madi formation.
The well was drilled to test the northwestern limits of the field 2.8 km from the NWK-1x discovery. NWK-1-4 was successfully flowed at about 450,000 standard cu m/day during clean-up testing—in line with expectations at this location, RWE Dea said.
“The recent successful appraisal of North West Khilala field has confirmed and further enhanced our understanding of the reservoir properties and distribution,” said Maximilian Fellner, RWE Dea Egypt general manager. “NW Khilala-1-4 will now be tied back to the existing production facilities and go on production shortly,” Fellner said.
NWK field currently produces 1.45 million standard cu m/day from 3 wells.
RWE Dea will now move the Weatherford 94 drilling rig to drill a 4-well appraisal and development program in the South East Sidi Salem and Disouq fields 50 km west of NWK field.
With partners Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. and Suez Oil Co., RWE Dea plans to produce a total of 11.4 billion cu m of gas from the 7 gas fields in the first phase of the Disouq development project. Disouq production will supply gas to Egypt.
RWE Dea Egypt and its predecessor organization have been operating in Egypt since 1974. RWE Dea has 10 onshore and offshore concessions in the country across a concession area of 3,700 sq km.