United Oil & Gas announces discovery at ASD-1X well

08 April 2021

United Oil & Gas has provided an update on the drilling of the ASD-1X exploration well in the Abu Sennan concession, onshore Egypt. United holds a 22% working interest in the Licence, which is operated by Kuwait Energy Egypt. 

Preliminary results suggest the ASD-1X exploration well encountered a total of at least 22m net oil pay interpreted across several reservoirs, including the Abu Roash C (AR-C), Abu Roash E (AR-E), Lower Bahariya, and Kharita Formations.

Well-testing is now planned, and if successful, will be followed by an application to Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for a development lease over this discovery.

The ASD-1X exploration well, located 12km to the north-east of the producing Al Jahraa Field, safely reached a Total Depth (TD) of 3,750m MD, several days ahead of schedule and under budget.

Preliminary results suggest the well encountered a combined net pay total of at least 22m across several reservoir intervals, including the primary reservoir targets of the AR-C and AR-E, as well as the Lower Bahariya and Kharita Formations. Completion of the well and well-testing of these reservoirs is planned in the coming weeks, and if successful, will lead to an application to EGPC being made for a development lease over this discovery.

The well was drilled by the EDC-50 rig, which, after completion, will move to the Al Jahraa Field within the Abu Sennan concession to commence the drilling of the AJ-8 development well. This well will target the Abu Roash and Bahariya reservoirs in an undrained portion of the Al Jahraa field.