Amoco finds still more gas off the Nile Delta in Egypt

Apr 21, 1997 02:00 AM

Amoco Corp has found gas at two new sites in its North Sinai concession off the Nile Delta in Egypt, the company said. The discoveries are the 17th and 18th by Amoco in the Nile Delta area and are further confirmation of a Pliocene gas trend rapidly expanding on the eastern side of the Delta. One well, Kamose-1, was completed in March and lies 23 miles offshore in 98 feet of water. It encountered 269 feet of gas-bearing rock in the Pliocene Kafr el-Sheikh formation. The other well, Seti Plio-1, completed in the first week of April, encountered 120 feet of gas-bearing rock in the same formation. It lies 39 miles offshore in 280 feet of water. The company declared both wells commercial without the need to test the flow.Amoco now plans two appraisal wells in its nearby Ras el-Barr concession, it added.
Amoco, which has more acreage in the Delta than any other company, is planning to export Nile Delta LNG to Turkey in conjunction with the state's Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). Thestatement said the project is expected to deliver gas to Turkey in 2001. When the project was announced in Cairo last November, Amoco said the starting date was the year 2000.

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