United Oil and Gas Company (UOG) announced the spudding of the ASX -1X exploration well in Abu Sennan Concession, the company said in a press release .

UOG owns a 22% working interest in the concession’s licence, which is operated by Kuwait Energy Egypt.

UOG elaborated that the well is located c. 7 km to the north of Al Jahraa field and it will test a number of stacked reservoir targets. It is expected to be drilled, tested and completed in 54 days.

ASX-1X is prioritized for UOG as ASX prospect is highly ranked for the company among exploration targets in Abu Sennan. It is expected to be the last well in the company’s 2021 drilling campaign.

UOG’s CEO, Brian Larkin, commented : ”There is considerable exploration potential in the Abu Sennan license, and it is great to be actively drilling our second exploration well this year to further unlock that potential.”

“We are delighted that the ASX-1X exploration well has been spudded and look forward to updating shareholders once the well has reached the target reservoirs,” Larkin added.