Rockhopper announced that production from the Abu Sennan concession has reached around 3,800 barrels per day (b/d), 22% of which is the company’s share, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The figures come in line with production rates seen in the first half of 2018, the company said.

The company succeeded in its primary objectives in the Abu Roash-C and has good oil shows in Abu Roash-D, Abu Roash-E, and Abu Roash-G, which are parts of Al Jahraa 6 well. Rockhopper announced an oil discovery in the deeper Bahariya section, which is currently producing an initial 550 b/d.

“We are delighted to have made real progress with this drilling program in Egypt and particularly to have produced commercial volumes of oil from the Bahariya formation for the first time,” Sam Moody, chief executive of Rockhopper, said.

“With an improved payment situation as well, we are pleased with recent activities on our Egyptian acreage, and we look forward to the rest of the ongoing exploration program,” he added.