GUPCO announced that it successfully completed drilling the oil development well EDFU A7 in the Edfu field, reported Egypt Oil and Gas.

During the drilling operations electrical recordings were conducted of other layers not originally earmarked for production.

In the processes the presence of hydrocarbons was confirmed which led to an increase in the expected crude reserves being tapped by the well. Subsequently the well was placed on the production map at an initial rate of 1500 barrels of oil per day.

Drilling began in December 2014. It is estimated that the well will contribute 2 million barrels of oil.