Eni makes new oil discovery and adds production in South West Meleiha Concession

Source: press release, 28 July 2020

Eni has been present in Egypt since 1954 (photo: Eni)
Eni has been present in Egypt since 1954 (photo: Eni)

Eni has announced the discovery of new oil resources in the Western Desert of Egypt with a new exploration well in the South West Meleiha Concession. Production in the Concession started just 1 year ago and is now in excess of 12,000 bopd.

The SWM-A-6X well is some 130 kilometres North of the of Siwa Oasis. The new well has been drilled close to existing production facilities and is already connected to the production network.

The production from South West Meleiha Concession began in July 2019 and in just 1 year ramped up to 12,000 bopd due to the contribution of new discoveries.

The SWM-A-6X well, drilled in the Faghur basin, reached a total depth of 15,800 feet and hit 130 feet of net oil pay in the Paleozoic sandstones of the Dessouky Formation. The well is already on stream with a daily production of 5,000 bopd.

Eni is successfully implementing its near-field exploration strategy in the Egyptian Western Desert through AGIBA, a Joint Venture with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), quickly turning on production of the newly discovered resources.

Eni’s current equity production in Egypt is above 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.