IPR discovers hydrocarbons in Egypt’s Western Desert

June 12, 2024
A hydrocarbon discovery in Egypt's Western Desert has been connected and added to overall production volumes.

IPR Energy Group discovered hydrocarbons in the Alamein-Yidma concession in Egypt’s Western Desert. Well AL-52Kh confirmed the concept of unexploited reserves in the accumulation over the Alamein-Qattara Ridge, the company said.

The well was drilled to a depth of 8,670 ft and encountered 54 ft of net pay from multi-stacked reservoirs, primarily targeting the Lower Kharita. After well testing, AL-52Kh was nitrogen-lifted with stabilized rates of 2,765 bo/d at 36°API with less than 1% basic sediment and water on a ½-in. choke.  The well has been placed on electric submersible pump and connected after a 4-day pressure buildup test to existing infrastructure and added to overall production volumes. The well is expected to produce 3,000 bo/d, with overall field production reaching 8,000 bo/d.

IPR’s drilling and completion campaign has been carried out with its field service units, IPR Rig-1 and Rig-2, which will continue through 2025.

IPR holds 100% working interest in the concession.

About the Author

Alex Procyk | Upstream Editor

Alex Procyk is Upstream Editor at Oil & Gas Journal. He has also served as a principal technical professional at Halliburton and as a completion engineer at ConocoPhillips. He holds a BS in chemistry (1987) from Kent State University and a PhD in chemistry (1992) from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).