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Abu Sennan

New discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert to produce 7000 bopd, 10 mmcfd of gas

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 9:04 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources on Thursday announced a new oil discovery in the Western Desert where an average of 7,000 barrels of crude oil and 10 million cubic feet of gas are envisaged to be produced on daily basis. The oil discovery, in the Western Desert’s Abu Sennan, an area near the […]

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Rockhopper

Rockhopper provides operational update on Abu Sennan concession in Egypt

Posted: December 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Rockhopper Exploration has provided an operational update in relation to the Abu Sennan concession, Egypt. Through Rockhopper Egypt, Rockhopper holds a 22% working interest in Abu Sennan. ASH-2 The commitment well, ASH-2, was spudded on 21 October 2019, and reached total depth of 4,030m measured depth (‘MD’) in the Alam El Bueib Formation on 22 […]

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United

United Oil & Gas raises $6.3 million to fund Rockhopper Egypt acquisition

Posted: December 10, 2019 at 1:31 pm   /   Oil & Gas

United Oil conditionally raises USD 6.3 million to partially fund Rockhopper Egypt acquisition: Irish energy company United Oil & Gas has conditionally raised USD 6.3 million to partially finance its planned USD 16 million acquisition of Rockhopper Egypt’s business, United Oil said in an LSE disclosure. The company raised the amount through a share issuance, […]

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Shell

Shell appoints Citi for $1 billion sale of Egypt Western Desert assets

Posted: November 17, 2019 at 12:55 am   /   Oil & Gas

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed investment bank Citi to run the sale of its onshore Egyptian oil and gas assets which could fetch around $1 billion, sources close to the process said. The sale process is expected to be officially launched at the end of November, the sources said. Shell said last month it plans […]

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Onshore Egypt still attractive even as Shell sells assets – Upstream Opinion

Posted: October 25, 2019 at 1:33 pm   /   Oil & Gas

OPINION: Shell’s decision to exit onshore assets in Egypt highlights a trend by major producers to abandon ageing fields that need intensive efforts to keep them producing without the expected reward. By contrast, heavyweight international oil companies are turning their focus offshore in the Mediterranean Sea, which offers significant exploration upside. The departure of major […]

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Shell

Shell Egypt to sell its onshore Western Desert upstream assets

Posted: October 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm   /   Oil & Gas

SHELL EGYPT TO MARKET ITS CURRENT ONSHORE UPSTREAM ASSETS IN THE WESTERN DESERT TO FOCUS ON OFFSHORE GAS GROWTH Shell Egypt is to market its current onshore upstream assets in the Western Desert in order to fully concentrate on growing its Egyptian offshore exploration and integrated gas business. Wael Sawan, Shell Upstream Director, said: “Shell […]

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United

United Oil & Gas’ acquisition of Rockhopper to close by 4Q2019

Posted: October 8, 2019 at 3:51 pm   /   Oil & Gas

United Oil & Gas’ acquisition of Rockhopper Egypt “progressing well”: Rockhopper Exploration’s sale of its Egypt business to Irish energy company United Oil & Gas is on track to be completed by the end of 4Q2019, Rockhopper said in a statement yesterday. Rockhopper and United had signed a USD 16 million share purchase agreement in […]

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Apache

Apache JV Qarun Petroleum drilled 10 Western Desert exploration wells

Posted: September 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Qarun Petroleum, a joint venture between Apache and the Egyptian General Petroleum Company, has drilled 10 exploratory wells in the Western Desert, producing a combined 5k bbl/d, the Oil Ministry said in a statement yesterday. This will account for 16% of the company’s total production. The company is now considering investing USD 237 million during […]

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EGPC

EGPC to launch new oil and gas exploration bid round by end of year

Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:53 am   /   Oil & Gas

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) aims to launch an oil and gas exploration tender by the end of this year, to increase the exploration operations in the different concession areas, and boost rates of production, A source in the petroleum sector told Daily News Egypt that EGPC is currently planning the areas to be […]

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Eni

Eni starts production from Western Desert, announces new discoveries onshore Egypt

Posted: July 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Eni starts output onshore Egypt: Italian player kicks off production from the Western Desert. Italian player Eni has started production from its fields in the Western Desert, onshore Egypt. The company said on Tuesday that production from South West Meleiha development lease kicked off with some 5000 barrels of oil. Eni announces new production from […]

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