El Molla Orders Inquiry into ASL 35 Fire

El Molla Orders Inquiry into ASL 35 Fire

Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla has ordered an inquiry into the causes of a fire that broke out at Mediterra’s ASL 35 development well, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The fire broke out in an auger due to sudden flow caused by the increased gas pressure, according to initial reports.

The decision came during a meeting held between the minister and representatives from several national oil companies. The meeting’s attendees included the ministry’s First Undersecretary, Mohamed Moanes; head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Abed Ezz El Regal; head of the Egyptian General Company, Mohsen El Noubi; and head of Petrobel, Atef Hassan.

ASL 35 well is located in the desert area 35-km south of Ras Sedr city.

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Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for 8 years. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.

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