Eni SPA has successfully performed the production test of the Zohr 2X well, the first appraisal well of the Zohr natural gas discovery on the Shorouk block offshore Egypt (OGJ, Sept. 7, 2015, p. 60). The Zohr 2X well was drilled to 13,684 ft, encountering 1,614 ft of continuous hydrocarbon column in a carbonate sequence with 305 m of net pay (OGJ Online, Feb. 26, 2016).
On test, 120 m of the reservoir were opened to production. The well, constrained by surface facilities, delivered as much as 44 MMscfd of gas. “The comprehensive set of data collected and analyzed have proved that the well has a great production capacity, which is estimated in a deliverability of up to 250 MMScfd [about 46,000 boe/d] in production configuration,” Eni said.
Eni expects to drill a further 3 wells in 2016. Construction has begun on the onshore gas treatment plant works, and the bids for the offshore activities have been launched and are nearly completed.
Eni, operating through IEOC Production BV, holds 100% stake of the Shorouk license. Operations are being conducted by Petrobel, which is a joint venture of IEOC and the state partner Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.