Egypt: Statoil deepwater exploratory well dry

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 28
– Norway’s Statoil said extensive logging indicates it has a dry hole at an exploratory well on the Kiwi prospect in the Mediterranean west of the Nile Delta off Egypt.

The well is on the 8,368 sq km El Dabaa license Block 9 in 2,700 m of water. Statoil, operator with 80% equity in the license, and Sonatrach International Petroleum E&P with 20%, will integrate data from the well before making further decisions about the acreage.

The Discoverer Americas drillship will soon head back to the US Gulf of Mexico.

Statoil since 2007 has held El Dabaa and the 9,802 sq km Ras El Hekma Block 10 deepwater concessions. Statoil has fulfilled its work commitment at Ras El Hekma.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...