Eni makes new gas discovery at Nour

Source: press release, 14 March 2019

photo: Eni
photo: Eni

Eni has announced a new gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 kilometres North of the Sinai peninsula.

The Nour-1 New Field Wildcat (NFW), which has led to the discovery, was drilled by the Scarabeo 9 semi-sub in a water depth of 295 meters and reached a total depth of 5,914 metres.

Nour-1 well found 33 metres of gross sandstone pay with good petrophysical properties and an estimated gas column of 90 metres in the Tineh formation of Oligocene age. The well has not been tested, however an intense and accurate data acquisition has been carried out.

In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni is the operator with a 40% stake, BP holds a 25% stake, Mubadala Petroleum a 20% stake while Tharwa Petroleum Company a 15% stake of the contractor’s share.

The JV Operator will start the feasibility studies to accelerate the exploitation of these new resources leveraging the synergies with existing facilities and infrastructures, after finalising the discovery evaluation.