By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 1 -- RWE Dea AG has began drilling exploration well A1-NC 193, the first in a multiwell program planned in Concession NC 193 in the Sirte basin 500 km southeast of Tripoli, Libya.
RWE Dea is using Arab Drilling & Workover Co. ADWOC Rig 2 to carry out the 10-well minimum license commitment. It has completed a 2D seismic survey over 2,400 km, acquired 2,392 sq km of 3D seismic data, and analyzed 2,200 geological samples.
RWE Dea North Africa/Middle East GmbH and Libyan National Oil Corp. signed a contract to jointly exploit and produce hydrocarbons in six blocks—three in the Sirte basin, two in the Cyrenaica basin, and one in the Kufra basin.
RWE Dea operates the blocks, which combined cover 30,270 sq km, with a 100% interest.