Centurion Energy begins drilling exploratory well in Egypt

Published April 29th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Canadian-based Centurion Energy International Inc. has announced that it will began drilling its El Wastani East -1 exploration well began on April 20, at the El Manzala Concession in Egypt.  


The El Wastani East -1 well is the first well of an aggressive drilling program scheduled for a minimum of three and a maximum of seven wells on the concession.  


The El Wastani East well is located about four km east of Centurion's El Wastani gas field and is targeting gas reserves in the Abu Madi formation, one of the main producing intervals in the El Wastani field. Gelgel -1, the first drilling location, is approximately seven km to the northwest of the discovery well, Abu Monkar -1. The second well, Fasada -1, is located nine km to the southeast of Abu Monkar -1.  


With success of any of the planned exploratory wells in the Abu Monkar area, Centurion will commence its development plan to construct a 55-kilometre pipeline, which will tie in to the national gas grid pipeline along the Suez Canal. Drilling success will also result in Centurion drilling up to four additional wells, one in the El Wastani area and three in the Abu Monkar area.  


Centurion Energy is the operator and holds a 100 percent working interest in the 420,000-acre El Manzala concession that is located in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. – (Albawaba-MEBG) 



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