Position overview


Apache's activity in Egypt began in 1994 with the company's first Qarun discovery well, and today, Apache is one of the largest acreage holders in Egypt’s Western Desert. At year-end 2014, Apache held 6.7 million gross acres, of which approximately 71 percent is undeveloped, providing considerable exploration and development opportunities for the future. The position had gross oil production of 197,000 barrels per day and gross natural gas production of 895 MMcf per day in 2014, or 88,000 barrels per day and 370 MMcf per day net to Apache’s consolidated holdings.

Sinopec holds a one-third minority interest in Apache’s Egypt oil-and-gas business. At Dec. 31, 2014, our Egypt region had estimated proved reserves of 280 MMboe, of which 93 MMboe is attributable to Sinopec’s noncontrolling interest.


third-Quarter 2015 Update

  • Third-quarter gross production averaged 362 MBoe/d, up 4 percent from the previous quarter.
  • Gross oil production increased 5 percent from the second quarter due to successful drilling and completion programs in the Berenice and Ptah areas and an 88 percent success rate from other development and exploration drilling programs..
  • In the Khalda area, Apache averaged six drilling rigs and reached TD on 14 wells during the third quarter.
  • During the quarter, drilling activity was distributed across four basins in the Khalda Area: five wells reaching total depth in the Alamein Basin, four wells in the Abu Gharadig Basin, four wells in the Faghur basin and one in the Shushan basin.
  • A large seismic reprocessing project covering the Bat, Ptah and Berenice fields and targeting the Paleozoic play (total 1130 km2) was initiated in the second quarter. Final results are anticipated by year-end.

Khalda area

  • Faghur Basin:
    • During the quarter, peak production of 26,296 Bo/d was recorded from the Berenice and Ptah areas.
    • The Berenice-05ST well was completed during the quarter with an average 30-day production rate of 3,821 Bo/d.
    • The WKAL A 15 reached TD in mid-September and logged a total of 232’ of net pay in multiple AEB3 reservoirs. The well is scheduled for completion in early November.
  • Alamein Basin:
    • Five wells reached total depth in the Alamein basin, of which three wells were drilled in the M Razzak field, and one each was drilling in the N Razzak and NRQ 255 field.
    • The NRQ 255 13 was the last of a four well campaign designed to increase the water flood injectivity for the field.
  • Shushan Basin:
    • In the Shushan/Khalda Ridge area, one well – the Hydra 10- reached TD in the quarter. This well logged 70 feet of Paleozoic and Safa pay, as well as 24’ in the AEB section. The well is currently being completed and should be placed on production in November.

Acreage and Key Basins

Apache Egypt Region Acreage and Key Basins


  • Exploring What`s Possible in Egypt
    Exploring What`s Possible in Egypt


Oil production (Bpd) 91,132 87,499
Natural gas production (Mcfd) 365,552 377,838
Total liquids production (Bpd) 59,770 56,541
Barrels of oil equivalent per day 153,054 151,198


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