The ASD-1X, in Egypt’s Abu Sennan, is a commercial discovery, United Oil & Gas reported, saying a second well had been spudded on May 2.
Operator Kuwait Energy Egypt has reported the ASD-1X as a commercial discovery to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC). United has a 22% stake in the licence.
“Today’s announcement is yet another positive result from Abu Sennan, with the notice of a commercial discovery at ASD-1X, and it is very pleasing to see the application for a development lease being submitted,” said United CEO Brian Larkin.
“This will not only enhance production but will further increase the proven reserves on the licence.”
The ASD-1X tested the Lower Bahariya and Abu Roash C (ARC) reservoirs. On constrained chokes, these flowed at 1,172 barrels of oil equivalent per day and 787 boepd respectively.
Both reservoirs flowed at more than United’s pre-drill expectations. This would be eighth development lease on the Abu Sennan licence. The company said production would begin shortly after the regulator approves it.
“The new discovery at ASD-1X is also a positive sign for the remaining exploration potential within the Abu Sennan concession, and we will continue to work with our JV partners to prioritise these opportunities which can ultimately be brought into production in short time frames,” Larkin said.
“With the EDC-50 rig now drilling the AJ-8 development well, we look forward to providing further updates on the continuing 2021 Abu Sennan drilling campaign in due course.”
The EDC-50 rig has moved to the Al Jahraa field, on the same licence. It began drilling the AJ-8 development well.
This next well is targeting the Abu Roash and Bahariya reservoirs, United said. These are in an undrained part of the Al Jahraa field.