Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 11

13-March-2006

EGYPT

Burren Energy Begins Four-Well Exploration Program In East Kanayis Block

The UKs Burren Energy on 7 March announced it had begun a four-well drilling program in the East Kanayis Block in the Western Desert with the spudding of the Washka Southwest-1 well. Burren was awarded the 4,298 sq km block in September 2004 (MEES, 13 September 2004). The seven-year exploration agreement calls for Burren to spend $14mn in drilling four wells. In...