Energean Oil & Gas, a private E&P company focused on North Africa and the Mediterranean, has appointed AGS–Afro to conduct a 2D seismic survey in its West Kom Ombo concession area.

The survey will be in support of the company’s new $6m investment program in Egypt. The survey will begin in December and 400 km of 2D seismic will be acquired ahead of the drilling of two new wells planned for the summer of 2016.

The West Kom Ombo block is located at the South Central Desert in Upper Egypt, and has a geological structure similar to the neighboring Al Baraka oil field. Other international oil companies have been producing hydrocarbons from Al Baraka for several years.

The block is in the second exploration phase and covers an area of 20,948 square kilometers. At the start of this second exploration period, Energean acquired a block-wide high resolution aeromagnetic survey. During the first period, Energean also acquired 700 km of 2D seismic, bringing the total coverage on the block to 1600 km.

Energean Oil & Gas is the operator of this concession, and holds a 60% interest in the West Kom Ombo exploration and exploitation license.