Apache tests Zaina-2 oil well in Egypt

Apache Corp.'s Zaina-2 well in Egypt's Western Desert tested 1,067 b/d of oil from 12 ft of pay in the Abu Roash G-10 sand, the company reported.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 13 -- Apache Corp.'s Zaina-2 well in Egypt's Western Desert tested 1,067 b/d of oil from 12 ft of pay in the Abu Roash G-10 sand, the company reported. Zaina field, which Apache operates, is in the company's East Bahariya concession.

The discovery well, Zaina-1, flowed on test 1,165 b/d of oil in July 2005 from 55 ft of oil pay in the Upper Bahariya sand. The Abu Roash G-10 sand is a new producing zone in the field. The Abu Roash G-10 and G-20 sands, with 39 ft of total indicated oil pay, are behind-pipe recompletion targets for Zaina-1, which currently produces 560 b/d of oil.

Apache, which had acquired a 50% interest in the East Bahariya concession in 1997, became operator and gained its 100% contractor interest in 2001. Apache and Repsol made the first discovery on the concession, the Karama-1X, in early 1997. The concession has produced 21 million bbl of oil since Apache commenced operations, with 18,500 b/d currently flowing.

The company plans to drill 39 development wells there this year.

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