Area Drilling

EgyptA group led by Tanganyika Oil Co. Ltd. hopes to place two wells on production soon on the West Gharib Block onshore west of the Gulf of Suez.The Hana-2 appraisal well flowed 1,200 b/d of 25.5° gravity oil from Middle Miocene Kareem sand perforated at 4,809-4,922 ft. Rate of 2,180 bo/d on a downhole pump was restricted by pump capacity.The partners plan more drilling and a 3D seismic program over several prospects on the block.New ZealandCanadian companies plan to spud an onshore East Coast basin wildcat in late 1999.A group led by Indo-Pacific Energy Ltd. plans to drill Whakatu-1 to 6,500 ft on 885,000 acre PEP 38328 in November-December. The site, between Hastings and Napier, i...

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