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Eni Finds Oil In The Faghur Basin In The Western Desert Of Egypt
May 07, 2018

According to World Oil reported in Milan on May 3rd, Eni announced on the 3rd in Milan that their company had recently obtained an oil discovery on the A-2X prospecting structure located in the license area of Meleiha in the southwestern part of Egypt's western desert. The discovery hole is about 130 kilometers from the Siwa Oasis, which is the first exploration well drilled by Eni to explore the deep geological sequence of the Faghur Basin.

The exploration well was named after SWM A-2 drilled to a total depth of 5090 meters. The discovery of the well drilled an 18-meter-high light crude oil column in the Paleozoic sandstone of the Desseoky formation in the Carboniferous. This discovery well also encountered other oil and gas resources in the Cretaceous Alam El Bueib sandstone.

The discovery well has begun production in Dessouky Sandstone, producing 2,300 barrels of light crude oil (32 degrees API) per day and 400,000 standard cubic feet of associated gas.

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