Italy’s Edison completes well drilling in Egypt

The company described the drilling results as “technically encouraging future exploration of the east Nile Delta”.

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. An offshore oil platform is seen at the Bouri Oil Field off the coast of Libya August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Image used for illustrative purpose. An offshore oil platform is seen at the Bouri Oil Field off the coast of Libya August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Darrin Zammit Lupi

Egypt - Edison Exploration and Production completed Ameeq 1-x exploration well in the Eastern Mediterranean waters of Egypt, according to the Italian company’s press release.

Drilling works were executed by Maersk Discoverer semi-sub in water depth of 985 meters, reaching the final TD of 5,670.5m in the Oligocene.

The well is located in the North Thekka Concession where Edison holds 100% operators' rights.

Edison noted that the total duration of the project was three months, as the drillship was released on April 14th.

The company described the drilling results as “technically encouraging future exploration of the east Nile Delta”.

North Thekah Offshore Block (NTO) spans an area of nearly 3,750 km2 in the Eastern Sector of Egypt’s offshore at about 150 km from the shore and in water depths ranging from 400-1400 m. The NTO is located in the area between the prolific Nile Delta Cone and the Levantine Basin.

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