Egypt: Frac jobs boost Kom Ombo oil output

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 11
– Gross production from Al Baraka field on the Kom Ombo block in upper Egypt is averaging an estimated 900 b/d of oil, said Sea Dragon Energy Inc., Calgary, cooperator of the concession with Dana Gas Egypt.

Proved and probable reserves at the field rose to 5.2 million bbl as the result of successful drilling in 2010 compared with 600,000 bbl at acquisition in late April 2010.

Hydraulic fracs were conducted at the Al Baraka-3, 6, 7, and Al Baraka SE wells. The four wells are producing a combined 296 b/d after frac compared with 115 b/d before. Al Baraka-6 and 7 appear to be contributing the bulk of the production increase and are deemed successful while the Al Baraka-3 and SE have shown only modest production gains.

Sea Dragon is working with the service provider to design an optimal frac program going forward based on the results of the four recent fracs.

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