RWE finds gas in Disouq concession in Egypt

RWE Dea AG has discovered gas for the second time within the South Sidi-Ghazy 1x-well on the Disouq concession in the Egyptian Nile Delta.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Sept. 17 -- RWE Dea AG has discovered gas for the second time within the South Sidi-Ghazy 1x-well on the Disouq concession in the Egyptian Nile Delta.

South Sidi-Ghazy 1x was spudded on Jul. 20 and reached a TD of 3188 m within the Late Miocene. The gas was found within the Messinian formation.

"The well encountered a gas bearing interval of 24 m column. Formation evaluation and the Modular Dynamics Tester Tool confirmed the presence of gas in the intervals of 2,747-2,771 m with porosities in the range of 27%," RWE said.

RWE Dea picked up the 5,375 sq km onshore block in July 2004. The prospect is based on a seismic anomaly within the Upper Messinian succession, which shows direct hydrocarbon indicators conformable with a four way dip closure at the top of the Messinian succession in analogue to the North Sidi-Ghazy discovery, drilled by RWE Dea in 2008.

The company will go on to drill nearby exploration well North West Khilala - 1x to see if there is any more hydrocarbons in the Messinian structure.

South Sidi Ghazy-1x well is the fifth well drilled by RWE Dea in the Disouq Concession. It is 7.5-km south/south-west of the North Sidi Ghazy-1x discovery.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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