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Egypt starts producing oil from 2 wells in Western Desert

The Headquarters of the ENI energy company in Rome, Italy [Eni / Twitter]
The Headquarters of the ENI energy company in Rome, Italy [Eni / Twitter]

Italian multinational company Eni announced yesterday that it had started oil production from the southwest Meleiha lease in the Western Desert of Egypt.

In a statement, Eni said that production in the new wells started at 5,000 barrels per day and it is expected to reach 7,000 barrels in September.

According to the statement, the oil is transported and treated at the Meleiha Plant facilities operated by AGIBA, an operator company on behalf of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Eni.

South West Meleiha oil discoveries were made in 2018, while other exploration wells are now planned nearby.

Eni is best known for its 2015 discovery of the largest offshore gas field in the Mediterranean: “Zohr”, inaugurated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi early last year.Egypt’s arrears to foreign oil firms fall $900m

READ: Eni says it discovered new natural gas field in Egypt

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