US independent Apache said its Zaina-2 well in Egypt’s Western Desert flowed 1067 barrels of oil per day from 12 feet of pay in the Abu Roash G-10 sand.
Apache said the find added a new producing zone on its 100% owned East Bahariya concession.
The company’s discovery well, Zaina-1, was producing 560 bpd from the Upper Bahariya sand after testing at 1165 bpd in July 2005. The company said the Abu Roash G-20 and now the Abu Roash G-10 sands represented future recompletion targets in the Zaina-1 well.
This year Apache plans to drill 39 development wells on the concession, which produces about 18,500 bpd.