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US energy firm IPR announces three new oil discoveries in Egypt

Posted: March 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm   /   Oil & Gas

US energy firm IPR has made two new oil discoveries in the Western Desert’s Ras Qattara concession and a third in the South Disouq concession, IPR Vice President Elsayed Shahin tells Al Shorouk. The company, which drilled 23 wells last year, has already begun production on the first two discoveries, according to Shahin. (Source: Enterprise.press)

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Agiba reaches historic production milestone in Egypt's Western Desert

Posted: March 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Eni announces that the cumulative oil production of AGIBA, the operating joint venture company between Eni’s subsidiary IEOC Production BV and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), has reached 500 million barrels today. AGIBA is active since 1981 with operations mainly focused in Eni’s oil and gas concessions located in the Western Desert Area of Egypt, […]

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CGG, Ardiseis complete high-density 3D seismic survey in Egypt’s West Kalabsha

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 8:53 pm   /   Oil & Gas

CGG and Ardiseis complete highest-density seismic survey ever acquired to deliver quantum shift in imaging, resolution and reservoir characterization. CGG, its technology partner, and Ardiseis, subsidiary of the Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS), the Middle East’s seismic acquisition specialist, have announced the successful completion of the world’s highest-density broadband seismic survey ever acquired onshore […]

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Egypt approves 4 oil & gas exploration agreements worth $230 million

Posted: December 30, 2017 at 6:11 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The Egyptian cabinet approved during its Thursday meeting four new oil and gas exploration agreements worth $230 million according to the Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla announced. Two of the four agreements are related to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for exploration in the Red Sea and Western Desert areas, while the other two […]

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EGPC signed 3 oil & gas exploration agreements worth $50 million

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 7:27 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has signed oil and gas exploration agreements with three international companies worth a combined USD 50 million, an Oil Ministry official tells Al Borsa. These include a USD 20 million oil and gas exploration agreement with Apex International in the West Badr El Din concession in the Western Desert, […]

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EGPC to launch new bid round for onshore oil blocks this year – El Molla

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt also on track to start pumping gas from Zohr: Tarek El Molla, Egypt’s oil minister confirmed that production from the giant Zohr offshore gas field is on track to start this year. Egypt’s General Authority for Petroleum (EGPC) plans to open a new bid round for onshore oil blocks, as the North African’s country […]

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TransGlobe announce update on Boraq-5, disappointed with test results

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm   /   Oil & Gas

TransGlobe Energy Corporation announces an update on the Boraq 5 test results. Arab Republic of Egypt South Alamein Concession (100% working interest, operated) In the Western Desert, the Company has completed testing two zones in the Boraq 5 appraisal well. The Boraq 5 well failed to produce any hydrocarbons from the two zones. The lower […]

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A New Solar Park Shines a Light on Egypt’s Energy Potential

Posted: October 31, 2017 at 4:57 pm   /   Renewables

This story is part of a series on IFC’s work to help create markets that give new opportunities to people in developing countries. These innovative approaches have helped solve some of the largest problems in countries or, sometimes, entire regions. By Andrew Raven, IFC Communications Few places are as barren as Egypt’s Western Desert. Save […]

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TransGlobe gives Q3 2017 Operations Update, says production drops in Egypt over well servicing delays

Posted: October 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm   /   Oil & Gas

TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) (TSX:TGL) (NASDAQ:TGA) announces an operational update. All dollar values are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise stated. Highlights: Produced on average ~14.9 MBoepd (~12.2 MBopd Egypt, ~2.6 MBoepd Canada), down from Q2 due to well servicing in Egypt and voluntary shut-in of dry gas in Canada during September. […]

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Shell plans on drilling 63 wells in Egypt's Western Desert in 2018

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Royal Dutch Shell planned to drill 63 wells in Egypt in 2018 at different geological structures in the Western Desert, Shell’s Upstream International Director Andrew Brown announced Thursday. “This targets increasing oil and gas production volume in the Western Desert,” Brown added. In a Thursday meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Minister of Petroleum […]

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