Germany’s RWE Dea has hit gas with the Sidi Salem South East-1x well, drilled on the Disouq concession in Egypt’s onshore Nile Delta play.

The well is RWE Dea’s fifth successful probe on the concession.

The Sidi Salem South East-1x well was drilled to a total depth of 2656 metres within the Late Miocene, hitting a 40-metre gas column within the Upper Messinian succession.

The well is the eighth drilled by RWE Dea in the Disouq concession.

Sidi Salem South East-1x lies 11.5 kilometres south-west of the North West Sidi Ghazy-1x discovery, made earlier this year.

RWE Dea plans to spud the Disouq-2x well to test another potential Messinian structure in the concession.

The Disouq concession was awarded to RWE Dea as operator in July 2004. The block covers an onshore area of 5375 square kilometres.

(Upstream Online)