Egypt desert discoveries include big Jurassic find

Apache Corp., Houston, added two land discoveries to its long list of exploration successes onshore Egypt, one of which when appraised could become the western desert’s third largest gas field in rocks of Jurassic age.Production is to start from the Syrah 1X gas discovery in the western desert in mid-2005, while oil and gas will begin flowing from the Tanzanite 1-X discovery on the West Mediterranean Concession as soon as Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. approves a development lease (OGJ, Apr. 11, 2005, Newsletter).Jurassic gas-condensate Syrah 1X is on a separate closure 3.3 miles northwest of Qasr field and seismically appears to be at least one fourth the size of Qasr, the larges...

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