Edison Egypt announced that it started drilling operations at its first exploration well in North Thekah concession located in the Egyptian Eastern Mediterranean waters, according to a press release.

The company declared that the operation for which the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer has been contracted, is estimated to take two months to reach the reservoir target Ameeq-1X situated at a total depth of 5,200 with 982 meters of water depth.

Edison exploration and production (E&P) holds a 100% working interest in the North Thekah concession.