US-based Apache said today it had made another dscovery in Egypt’s Western Desert, this time with the Jade-2x discovery well.
Apache said Jade-2x test-flowed 26.7 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and 1325 barrels of condensate per day.
The well was the first test of the Jurassic Alam El Bueib-6 (AEB) reservoirs in the Jade structure along the Matruh Ridge, confirming resource potential identified on well logs in the Jade-1x discovery.
The Jade-1x well logged 217 feet of AEB pay and 66 feet of pay in the Jurassic Upper Safa formation in March this year.
The discovery was completed as a gas producer after a test of 25.6 MMcfd.
The Jade-2x well logged 148 feet of AEB pay, Apache said.
Also at the Jade field, the Jade-4 well reached total depth and logged 234 feet of net pay in the AEB formation.
Jade-4 will be tested and completed following the Jade-2x test.
Apache recently re-completed the Imhotep-2 well to the AEB-6 zone which tested at a rate of 4082 barrels of condensate per day and 3.3 MMcfd.
The Imhotep field is located about 28 kilometres south-east of the Jade field.
“The Matruh area, including the Jade Ridge, is one of the high-potential exploration plays Apache has matured in our three growth areas of Australia, Canada and Egypt,” Apache president Steven Farris said.
“The successful test in the AEB formation confirms our belief in the significant hydrocarbon potential of the ridge.”