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German Operator Improves On Gas Production In Egypt

German minnow RWE Dea reports successfully flowing 16Million Cubic Feet per day (16MMscf/d) in its most recent appraisal of the North West Khilala (NWK) gas field.

NWK-1-4 is the fourth well to be drilled in the NWK structure and reached a total measured depth of 3,175 metres in the Abu Madi Formation.

“RWE Dea’s Disouq natural gas project in the Egyptian Nile Delta is progressing successfully”, the company says in a statement.

Disouq project encompasses the development of seven gas fields in the Nile Delta and NWK is the first field brought into production in September 2013.

Currently, the NWK field produces 51.2 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (51MMscf/d) from three wells.

RWE Dea will now move the Weatherford 94 rig to drill a four-well appraisal and development programme in the South East Sidi Salem and Disouq Fieldsapprox. 50 km west of the NWK Field. A total of 16 wells are expected to be integrated into production by the end of 2014.

Together with the state hydrocarbon company Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and the Suez Oil Company (SUCO), RWE Dea plans to produce a total of approximately 400 billion cubic feet of gas (400bcf) from the seven gas fields in the first phase of the Disouq Development Project.

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