GDF Suez melaporkan penemuan gas alam keduanya dalam wilayah production-sharing contract West El Burullus (WEB) di offshore Delta Nil Mesir. Penemuan gas pertama adalah WEB-1X pada tahun 2008.

Penulis : Doris Leblond
OGJ Correspondent

The Papyrus well was drilled to a total depth of 1,990 m in 20 m of water about 15 km off Alexandria. The well targeted a prospect with good quality gas-bearing sands. Production tests yielded a peak flow rate of 930,000 cu m/day of gas and 442 b/d of condensate.

A third prospect, Bamboo, will be drilled 5 km from WEB-1X at a deeper depth in order to explore a new area.

GDF Suez serves as operator of the WEB PSC area. Partner Dana Petroleum PLC holds an equal percentage in the area.