Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Egypt: Circle Oil tests Al Amir 1-ST2 well for production

Circle Oil has announced that the Al Amir 1-ST2 well, 300 km southeast of Cairo in the Gulf of Suez Basin, initially drilled in 2008, has been tested for production. The initial flow rate estimated on 2nd August was around 278 b/d on a 128/64" choke using a sucker rod pump.

The productive interval was perforated from 4,730-4,778 ft MD and consists of porous carbonates within the evaporitic sequence of the South Gharib formation. The original drill stem test (DST) of that zone, conducted in 2008, produced up to 416 b/d of 16°API oil using nitrogen lift. Once the South Gharib test and engineering is completed the well is expected to be put on production and the oil trucked to the Zeitco terminal.

Current production from the Al Amir, Al Amir SE and Geyad fields in the NW Gemsa concession is 9,200 to 9,500 b/d.

To find out more about Circle Oil please visit Circle Oil's web site, which you can find here.

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