- Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:27
- Written by Paul Williams
The deepwater exploration well, named Salamat, is located in the East Nile Delta.
BP plc's (LON:BP) Egypt business has made a significant gas discovery in the East Nile Delta.
The deepwater exploration well, named Salamat, is the deepest well ever drilled in the Nile Delta. It is the first well in the North Damietta Offshore concession granted in February 2010 and operated by BP.
The well was drilled using the sixth generation semi-submersible rig "Maersk Discoverer" in water depth of 649 metres and reaching a total depth of around 7,000 metres.
The wireline logs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in 38m net of Oligocene sands in Salamat.
Further appraisal will be required to better define the field resources and to evaluate the options for developing the discovery.
The Salamat discovery is located around 75 kilometres north of Damietta city and only 35 kilometres to the North West of the Temsah offshore facilities. BP has 100% equity in the discovery.
Offshore Technology International Vol:2 2013
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