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United O&G Resumes Oil Production in Abu Sennan License Onshore Egypt

United Oil & Gas through its recent operations update has reviewed that the company has started production on the ASX-1X well in the Abu Sennan licence, onshore Egypt.

ASX-1X Well

The ASX-1X well which is located 7km to the north of the producing Al Jahraa Field has safely reached a Total Depth of 4,272m, several days ahead of schedule and under-budget.

Preliminary results suggest the well encountered a combined net pay total of at least 10m across a number of reservoir intervals, including the primary reservoir targets of the AR-C. Based on further interpretation of the well data, there was sufficient confidence for the operator, Kuwait Energy Egypt, to submit notice of a commercial discovery at ASX-1X and an application for a 11.92km2 development lease to EGPC.

On 12 October 2021, the Minister of Petroleum approved the award of this ninth development lease within the Abu Sennanlicence. Production has now commenced from the AR-C reservoir with initial gross rates of 870 bopd (191 bopd net), achieved on a 64/64″ choke. This is an exceptionally quick turnaround of just three weeks from announcing the initial exploration well results to securing a development lease and bringing this new discovery onto production and generating revenue.

Al Jahraa-13 Development Well

The Al Jahraa-13 development well will target the Upper and Lower Bahariya reservoirs in the Al Jahraa Field and follows up on the success that was achieved with the Al Jahraa-8st1 well.  The ECDC-6 rig is shortly expected to mobilise from its current location in the Eastern Desert, with the well-spud expected within the coming weeks.
“The Commercial discovery at ASX-1X well and the fast track to production will enhance revenue and further increase the proven reserves on the licence.

Another new discovery is a further positive sign for the remaining exploration potential within licence, and we will continue to work with our Joint Venture partners to prioritise these opportunities which can be brought into production in short time frames.

We are looking forward to the spudding of the Al Jahraa 13 development well in the coming weeks.  This will be the fifth well in our 2021 drilling programme. 

With the excellent record of exploration and development drilling success we have had on Abu Sennan to date, we are very excited about the four well drilling campaign next year and beyond, and the potential that the licence offers for years to come.”United Chief Executive Officer, Brian Larkin commented.

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