Edison Exploration and Production (E&P) has successfully completed Ameeq-1 exploration well in the Eastern Mediterranean waters of Egypt, according to a statement. 

The well, located in the North Thekka Concession was drilled by Maersk Discoverer semi-sub in a water depth of 985 meters and reached the final total depth of 5670.5 meters in the Oligocene (Chattian). The well which Edison E&P has 100% of its operating rights has been released on April 14  and been put to work for three months. 

The well showed a presence of hydrocarbons in the Miocene (Tortonian) and the Oligocene. Additionally, the Tortonian section encountered a good quality of gas reservoir in the uppermost part of the Tortonian reservoir interval, noting that the reservoir great petrophysical parameters. 

In the Upper Oligocene (Chattian) sequence, another gas-bearing interval has been encountered which is characterized by the presence of several sandstone intervals. The first reservoir interval (Sand A) has been found gas bearing, and no gas contact was identified. 

To evaluate the reservoir quality, the hydrocarbon presence, and possible resources in Tortonian and Chattian, a collection of extensive data was acquired. This included logging-while-drilling, wireline logs, formation pressures, fluid samples, and sidewall core. 

The initial drilling results show an encouraging future exploration of the Eastern Nile Delta.