Fossil Energy – Drilling
Shell Egypt has completed the drilling of the first well in its three-well exploration campaign, Mina West, located in the North East El-Amriya block, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Drilling activities took place at a water depth of around 250 metres below sea level in the offshore Nile Delta, with primary data confirming the presence of gas-bearing reservoir. Further evaluation of the acquired data is required to determine the size and recoverable potential of the discovery.
Shell has contracted Stena Drilling’s drillship, Stena Forth, to carry out the drilling campaign. The rig has been working for Shell in Egypt since August 2023 and is firm into Q2 2024.