Image courtesy of Eni.

Eni is keeping its offshore Libya hot streak alive after making a new gas discovery on Tuesday at its A1-1/1 well in the Bouri North exploration prospect.

The well was drilled in water depths of 410 feet in Area D, located 86 miles off Libya’s coast and 12 miles north of the Bouri field.

The  A1-1/1 well encountered  gas and condensates in the Metlaoui Group of Eocene age.

Eni has not disclosed the size of the pay zones.

During a production test, constrained by surface facilities, the well flowed at 1,340 barrels of oil equivalent per day  with a “64/64‘ choke size.

In production configuration, Eni said the well is expected to deliver over 3,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

The find is Eni’s second discovery at Area D since the beginning of 2015.

In March, Eni discovered a significant gas and condensate pay zone at its B1-16/4 well in Area D.

Eni, through its subsidiary Eni North Africa BV, is operator of Contract Area D with a 100 percent working interest in the exploration phase.

The company has been present in Libya since 1959 and currently produces more than 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the country.

Last week, Eni said its daily Libyan output has risen above pre-war levels despite ongoing conflicts between the country’s two rival governments.


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