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Kuwait Energy Egypt kicks off 2021 Abu Sennan drilling campaign

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 3:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Kuwait Energy Egypt has commenced its 2021 drilling campaign with the spudding of the ASH-3 development well in Egypt’s Abu Sennan license on Jan. 4, said partner United Oil & Gas PLC in a Jan. 5 release.

ASH-3 is a vertical well targeting the producing Alam El Bueib (AEB) reservoirs at a depth of 3,600-3,950 m in an area of the ASH field up-dip of the ASH-2 production well. ASH-2 came onstream in January 2020 and has produced over 1 million barrels to date (gross) with current rates of 4,500 b/d of oil on a 48/64-in choke.

The ASH-3 well will be drilled by the EDC-50 rig, which has a history of drilling in the Western Desert. It is anticipated that the ASH-3 well will take up to 60 days to drill and test.

The second well in the drilling schedule will be the ASD-1X exploration well, targeting the Abu Roash reservoirs in the 4-way dip-closed Prospect D structure in the north of the license, close to the producing Al Jahraa field.

Kuwait Energy Egypt is operator of the license. United Oil & Gas holds a 22% working interest.

(Source: Oil & Gas Journal)

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