Kuwait Energy Egypt completed the drilling of Al-Ahmadi-1X, in the Abu Sennan concession in the Western Desert.

The new development well was drilled to a total depth of 11451 feet, through the ZJ-47L rig with investments worth $1.5 million.

The drilling of this development well follows the announcement made by the company in mid October in the Al-Ahmadi-1 well, which encountered shows in the lower Baharya Formation, the Abu Roash ‘G’ Member and the Abu Roash ‘E’ Member. Al Ahmadi-1 recorded gas and condensate flows within the Abu Roash “G” Member. Initial tests recorded gross flow rates of approximately 800 bbls of condensate and 13.5 MMscf of gas per day. This equates to a gross equivalent flow rate of approximately 2,900 boe per day. Al Ahmadi-1 also recorded flows from the lower Bahariya Formation with initial rates of approximately 70 bbls of condensate and one MMscf of gas per day.

The Abu Sennan concession is operated by Kuwait Energy in which it holds a 50% working interest with the remainder being held by Beach Energy Limited (22% working interest) and Dover Petroleum (28% working interest).