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Exploration & Development Campaign Onshore Egypt

Contracted by client for second drilling campaign after completion of successful 12 well campaign in Morocco. Awarded full project management for the drilling and completion of 2 x Development wells and 2 x Exploration wells in the Nile Delta region, onshore Egypt.


  • Deliver 4 well campaign within AFE
  • Wells to be delivered ready to hand over to production


  • Utilised Zenith Well Delivery Process
  • Identified application for slim hole casing design
  • Optimised drilling fluid system to factor in reactive shale challenges


  • Short planning period to meet spud commitment date
  • Remote location – wellsite location had to take into account local access routes and rivers
  • Shallow overburden had reactive shale required to stabilise
  • Truncated rig contract period meant for requirement of second rig


  • Drilled and completed 4 wells successfully
  • Wells delivered suspended with Xmas tree installed and full handover data pack for client
  • Applied extra resources to planning team to meet spud commitment date
  • Contracted second rig at short notice ensuring no delay in well operations