Oil major BP said it has made another gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean.
The company said the Baltim SW-1 exploration well hit 62 metres of gas pay in high quality Messinian sandstones.
The discovery is 12kilomteres from the shoreline and is an accumulation along the same trend of the Nooros field discovered in July last year.
Hesham Mekawi, regional president of BP North Africa, said: “We are pleased with the results of the Baltim SW-1 well as it is the third discovery along the Nooros trend and confirms the great
potential of the Messinian play and its significant upside in the area.
“Our plan is to utilise existing infrastructure which will accelerate the development of the discovery, and expedite early production start-up. This announcement is another example of BP’s
commitment to unlock resources in order to bring critical gas production to Egypt.”
BP holds a 50% stake in the Baltim South Development, while Eni holds the other 50%.
The well was drilled by Petrobel.