Eni has announced in a press release the success of the appraisal well “Nidoco North West 3,” in the Nooros exploration prospect, located in the Abu Madi West license in the Nile Delta.

The field, which is estimated to contain about 15 bcm of gas, was discovered in July this year, and put into production after only two months.

The field currently produces more than 15,000 boepd, and production from the new well will begin by the end of November 2015.

Within 2015, Nooros field is expected to reach 30,000 boepd, reaching a plateau of 70,000 boepd in the first half of 2016. The gas and condensates are sent to Abu Madi’s treatment plant, about 25 kilometers from the discovery, and then routed in the Egyptian network.

Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds a 75% stake in the Abu Madi West licence, while BP holds a 25% stake. The operator is Petrobel, held equally by IEOC and by the state company Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).