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Egypt: ENI’s new oil discovery at South West Meleiha

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Eni announces an oil discovery in the Faghur Basin (South West Meleiha Concession) in Egyptian Western Desert

Source: Energy Egypt – Eni announces an oil discovery on the A-2X exploration prospect located in South West Meleiha license, in the Egyptian Western Desert, some 103 Km North of the oasis of Siwa. The well is the first one drilled by Eni to explore the deep geological sequences of the Faghur Basin. The exploratory well, named SWM A-2X, has been drilled to a total depth of 5,090 meters and encountered 18 meters of light oil in the Paleozoic sandstones of Dessouky Formation of Carboniferous age. The well has also encountered other hydrocarbon levels in the Alam El Bueib sandstones of Cretaceous Age. The well has been opened to production in the Dessouky sandstones and delivered 2,300 barrel of oil per day (BOPD) of light oil (32° API) and 0.4 MMSCFD of associated gas

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