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Shell Discovers Gas at Obayed

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) announced on 15 Septemberthat the Shell group has made a gas and condensate discovery in the Obayedpermit about 60 kms. southwest of Marsa Matruh in the northern part of Egypt'sWestern Desert. The discovery well tested at a rate of 16mn cu.ft./d of gas and1,600 b/d of condensate from a 250-ft. pay zone at a depth of 14,000 ft. in theJurassic. The Obayed permit was awarded to...