The General Petroleum Company (GPC) announced that it has discovered a new oil payzone in Abu Rawash D and drilled NES-16 well, pointing out that this step is considered a new step of its kind in the region.

GPC added that the NES-16 well started production with 2,000 oil barrels per day (b/d) in the Abu Sannan fields, located in the western desert.

NES-16 well was drilled and completed to 1,652 meters (m) of true vertical depth (TVD) in 21 days.