Egyptian firm announces new oil discovery in Sinai

Dec 01, 2011 12:00 AM

Belayim Petroleum Company made a new oil discovery in Sinai.
The head of Belayim Petroleum Company, Medhat al-Sayyed, said the output of the newly discovered well already reached 2270 barrels of crude oil per day. Production started immediately after the well was detected, said Sayyed.

The find was discovered 40 km south of Abu Rudais City in South Sinai after drilling at a depth of 3.12 meters under about 2734 km from the beach, Sayyed said in a report.
The estimated new reserves resulting from the discovery are estimated at 5.5 mm barrels of crude oil, said a press statement issued by the Petroleum Ministry.

The most recent oil discoveries in Sinai were made nearly 55 years ago.

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