The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum announced today, Wednesday, a “new oil discovery” in the area of ​​(Abu Senan) in Western Sahara after drilling a well (Salmiya-5) and placing it on the production map at a rate of 4 thousand and 100 barrels of crude oil and 18 million cubic feet of gas per day.

The Ministry stated in a statement that this announcement came in a report received by the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tariq Al-Mulla from the Chairman of the (Burj Al Arab) Petroleum Company Ashraf Abu Zina, whose company represents the joint operating entity in the Abu Mazan concession area on behalf of the Petroleum Authority and Kuwait Energy Egypt ).

The statement pointed out that “the new petroleum discovery is located in the geological map layer at a depth of 14,400 feet.”

And the company previously achieved “a large oil discovery last December in the exploration well (ASH2), which was put on the production list at a rate of 7 thousand barrels of crude oil and 10 million cubic feet of gas.”