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Apache walks from three Egypt wells

US oil company Apache, the largest oil and gas lease holder by area in the country’s Western Desert, has temporarily abandoned three drilling wells.

US oil company Apache, the largest oil and gas lease holder by area in the country’s Western Desert, has temporarily abandoned three drilling wells.

The drilling operation for WKAL-L-D-1X entailed costs of $3.940 million, according to the company. The well was drilled to a depth of 14,950 feet in the West Kalabsha D exploration lease, Marmarica basin. It was drilled using the EDC-59 rig, and encountered oil, but Apache took the decision to temporarily abandon the discovery.

 

WKAL-O-1X was also drilled in the West Kalabsha field, in the West Kalabsha O exploratory lease.

 

The well was similarly temporarily plugged despite encountering oil, after being drilled to a depth of 15,470 feet using the EDC-59 rig. The drilling of the well was conducted at a cost of $3.722 million.

The WKAN-D-1X well was drilled in the West Kanayes D exploration lease, Northern Egypt basin, using the EDC-57 rig, at a total cost of $3.910 million. The company also temporarily abandoned this well after encountering oil.

 

Apache is exploring the Western Desert together with Egypt’s General Petroleum Corporation.

 

Source : Neftegaz.RU