BP discovers gas offshore Egypt

offshore BP-Icethorn Wikimedia CommonsThe Salamat discovery is located around 75km north of Damietta and 35km to the north-west of the Temsah offshore facilities. (Image source: Icethorn/Wikimedia Commons)BP has announced that it has discovered gas in the Salamat well located in the North Damietta concession offshore Egypt

The British oil and gas company said, “The wire longs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in 38 metres net of Oligocene sands in Salamat well.”

The deepwater exploration well, which is the deepest well in the Nile Delta region, was drilled using the sixth generation Maersk Discoverer semi-submersible rig at a water depth of 649 metres, reaching a total depth of around 7,000 metres.

Hesham Mekawi, regional president of BP Egypt said, “Salamat discovery is a great outcome for our first well in this core exploration programme in the East Nile Delta. It shows our committment to meeting Egypt’s energy needs by exploring the deep potential offshore the Nile Delta.”

Mekawi added that they are currently evaluating the standalone and tie-back to the nearby Temsah infrastructure development.

The Salamat well is located around 75km north of Damietta and 35km to the north-west of the Temsah offshore facilities.

BP has 100 per cent equity in the well.

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