KUFPEC, Shell Seal FOA in Egypt

KUFPEC, Shell Seal FOA in Egypt

BG International Limited, subsidiary of Shell plc., signed a Farm Out Agreement (FOA) with KUFPEC Egypt Limited (KEL), subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC).

According to the agreement, KEL will acquire 40% stake in Block 3 (NorthEast El-Amriya) in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea. This FOA is subject to government and regulatory approvals, without prejudice to pre-emption rights.

Shell will remain to be the operator in Block 3.

“We are glad to expand our presence in Egypt in cooperation with our international operating partners in highly prolific exploration basins in line with our 2040 strategy. This new partnership in Block 3 empowers KUFPEC to boost its offshore assets and exploration activities in Egypt,” KUFPEC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Salem Al-Haimer stated. KUFPEC is already active in this region as it has been awarded North Ras Kanayes Offshore block in the Mediterranean Sea in 2020, added the KUFPEC CEO.

“I am very pleased with our new partnership in the Nile Delta Block 3, which will enable us to leverage our joint expertise as we progress the opportunity. Concluding this agreement strengthens Shell’s offshore position. The proximity of this block to Shell’s existing assets and other exploration blocks Shell holds in the area will help accelerate the company’s offshore ambitions and support Egypt in meeting its energy supply needs,” Khaled Kacem, Shell’s Vice President & Country Chair for Egypt, commented.

In August 2023, Shell Egypt and partners have commenced drilling activities in the Nile Delta Blocks 3 and 4, located in the Mediterranean Sea. The exploration project entails three wells to be drilled consecutively.

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Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for 8 years. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.


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