Eni Hits Gas In Egyptian Western Desert

Eni has made a gas discovery in the Egyptian Obayed concession in the Egyptian Western Desert, the Italian major said Aug. 30.

Drilled to a target depth of 17,000 ft on the Faramid South exploration prospect, the well encountered several gas-bearing layers in the Kathabta sandstones of Jurassic age. The well, which produced 25 million standard cubic feet per day, has bolstered Eni’s confidence in the concession’s potential.

“Eni has started the studies to develop these relevant gas reserves that, together with the gas potential of the Melehia Concession, can contribute to increase the country gas production,” Eni said in a news release.