VOL. XL No. 1621-April-1997


BG Makes First Gas Discovery In Rosetta Permit

BG Exploration and Production (BG E&P) announced on 16 April the successfultesting of the first exploration well in the 3,733-sq. km. Rosetta offshoreblock in the Mediterranean north of the Nile Delta (for terms and map of theconcession, see MEES, 15 April 1996). The well, Ji 57-1, tested in excess of60mn cu. ft./d of gas in aggregate from three tested zones. The natural gas wasof very high quality with less...