Apache's Egyptian discovery tests 4,746 b/d

Apache Corp. said its WKAL-C-1X discovery in Egypt's Western Desert flowed on test at a rate of 4,746 b/d of oil and 4.4 MMcfd of gas.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 4 -- Apache Corp. said its WKAL-C-1X discovery in Egypt's Western Desert flowed on test at a rate of 4,746 b/d of oil and 4.4 MMcfd of gas.

"The WKAL-C-1X discovery represents the westernmost oil ever discovered in Egypt and confirms our exploration model for this area of the Faghur basin," said G. Steven Farris, Apache president and chief executive officer.

The West Kalabsha concession involves the Jurassic Safa formation in Faghur basin, 50 miles east of the Libyan border (OGJ Online, Aug. 11, 2008).

The well, drilled to 14,600 ft TD, logged 46 ft of Safa oil pay. It also logged 36 ft of pay in the Alem El Bueib 3C formation. Wireline pressure data suggests the water level may be at least 190 ft below the base of the oil sand, Apache said.

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