The Begonia-1 discovery well hit 15 metres of net pay in a good quality sandstone reservoir in the Lower Abu Madi formation.
The well flowed 9.4 million cubic feet of gas, along with 133 barrel condensate during testing and Dana has estimated the Abu Madi Lower pay zone could hold between 7 billion to 15 billion cubic feet of gas and roughly 100,000 barrels of condensate.
“The Begonia-1 well continues a series of rich gas discoveries made last year, with the potential for fast hook up and production that helps to contribute to meeting Egypt’s gas needs,” Dana Gas Egypt general manager, Patrick Allman-Ward, said.
“We are planning to drill two additional appraisal wells in these discoveries before the end of 2013.”
Dana will likely tie-back the Begonia-1 well into the existing South Abu El Naga field flow line which will take the gas to the El Wastani gas processing plant.
The company expects that, once fully developed, the field will add about 1600 barrels of oil equivalent per day to production.
*Josh Lewis, Upstreamonline.