Eni announced the discovery of new resources in the Abu Rudeis Sidri development lease in the Gulf of Suez, where Petrobel, equally held by Eni and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), drilled an appraisal well of the discovery of Sidri South last July.

According to the statement published on Eni’s website on October 25, the Sidri 36 appraisal well was drilled to assess the field continuity westward in a down-dip position with respect to Sidri-23 discovery well.

This new and important result continues the positive track record of the near field exploration in Eni’s historical concessions in Egypt.

Eni clarified that the well will be completed and put into production in the next few days with an expected initial flow rate of about 5,000 barrels per day (b/d).