RWE Dea drilled two new wells in its acquisition area in North Edko, which showed low economical gas reserves and poor quality, as the gas contains more than 8% of CO2.

The to-be extracted gas will require processing in the units that follows RWE, which processes highly economical gas but it would be difficult to mix between the two gases.

RWE previously signed a contract with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to exploit the spare capacity of Abu Qir facilities, which was expected to reach 120 million cubic feet of gas in North Edko. But, after the low results, it will be obligated to reconsider the development plan to drill more in the deep water. It will depend on Edison’s new facilities; a new marine pipeline for Edison’s marine platform.