Kuwait Energy drills dry hole in Abu Sennan

Jan. 4, 2023
Kuwait Energy Egypt drilled a dry hole in the ASW-1X well in the Abu Sennan license, 7 km north of the producing Al Jahraa field in Egypt's Western Desert, partner United Oil & Gas PLC said in a Jan. 4 release.

Kuwait Energy Egypt drilled a dry hole in the ASW-1X well in the Abu Sennan license, 7 km north of the producing Al Jahraa field in Egypt's Western Desert, partner United Oil & Gas PLC said in a Jan. 4 release.

The well was drilled to a total depth of 3,640 m 10 days ahead of schedule and under budget. Although the well encountered net reservoir in the Abu Roash, Bahariya, and Alam El Bueib targets, the logs did not indicate the presence of hydrocarbons. Results will be integrated into the subsurface understanding of the license, and the additional data used to help prioritize future drilling locations.

The well will be plugged, and the Sino Tharwa-1 rig will mobilize to drill the ASH-8 development well, the first well of the 2023 drilling campaign, which will target an undrilled area of the license.

Abu Sennan is operated by Kuwait Energy Egypt (25%). Joint venture partners are United Oil & Gas (22%), Global Connect Ltd. (25%), and Dover Investments (28%).