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Shell and Apache push for Egyptian tight gas

The Apollonia field in Egypt’s Western Desert could spell a tight gas bonanza for Apache and Shell, but the price could be a problem The Apollonia field in Egypt’s Western Desert could spell a tight gas bonanza for Apache and Shell, but the price could be a problem.
By Rachel Williamson 16 June 2016 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 20695
An Apache well in Egypt’s Western Desert. Shell has joined the company there to explore for tight gas. (Apache)

Shell and Apache have completed two horizontal wells at the Apollonia field in Egypt’s Abu Gharadig Basin, a site that could yield significant tight gas production as soon as 2019.

Shell Egypt Vice President Aidan Murphy declined to speculate on how much gas may be in place at the site, which lies in Egypt’s Western Desert, but he told Interfax Natural Gas Daily that any production would be intended for the country’s hungry domestic market.

"This is a step forward in the development of Egypt’s domestic gas...