Area Drilling

Egypt AGIP SpA's IEOC Co. affiliate and Marathon Petroleum Egypt Ltd. plan to tie back a fault block discovery in Ashrafi field in the Gulf of Suez to the field platform. The Ashrafi SW-1X, 1 mile southwest of the field, had 269 ft of net pay at 4,770-5,098 ft in Cretaceous Nubia sandstone and 73 ft of net pay across 5,098-5,561 ft in fractured granite basement. Marathon deferred testing Nubia until well completion. Ashrafi field, in 29 ft of water, began producing in 1992. Cumulative production is nearly 30 million bbl of oil, and present production averages 20,000 b/d. Thailand Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources and Beicip-Franlab, Rueil-Malmaison, France, completed...

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