US independent Apache today reported that its Jade-4 well in Egypt’s Western Desert had test-flowed 23.8 million cubic feet of natural gas and 2107 barrels of condensate per day.
The Jade-4 is adjacent to the Jade-1x discovery, which logged 217 feet of pay in the Jurassic Alam El Bueib-3G (AEB) formation and 66 feet in the Jurassic Upper Safa formation in March 2007.
The discovery was completed as a gas producer from the Upper Safa after a test of 25.6 MMcf of gas per day.
The Jade-4 was drilled to test the potential of the AEB – one of the most prolific reservoirs in the greater Khalda Concession.
The latest well logged 234 feet of net pay in the AEB.
“After drilling three wells in the Jade Field along the Matruh Ridge, Apache has successful tests in four discrete reservoir intervals,” Apache president and chief executive officer G. Steven Farris said.
“We are planning appraisal and development drilling, and we expect to drill additional exploration prospects along the Jade trend during 200,” he added.
Apache holds a 100% operating interest in the Jade field.