Australia-listed Oil Search said its joint venture partner Sipetrol had started drilling at the Raheek-1 exploration well in the East Ras Qattara block in the Western Desert of Egypt.
The well has a planned total depth of 3932 meters and will target the oil-bearing Bahariya and Kharita formations.
Raheek-1 will be Oil Search’s fourth exploration well in an extended drilling program in the area during 2007 and 2008.
Oil Search has a 49.5% interest in the Raheek-1 well, alongside operator Sipetrol International (50.5%).

(Upstream Online)