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Rockhopper Busy on Egypt Portfolio

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Rockhopper Exploration provided an operational update on its Egyptian portfolio, in which the company holds a 22% working interest. The Al Jahraa-11 in-fill well reached TD of 4,150 meters MD in mid-April in the Kharita formation. Mudlogs and petrophysics indicate combined net pay of 28.7 meters.

The well was successfully tested across the ARC, ARG and Bahariya and has been completed with a dual string to produce from these three reservoirs.  The well is currently producing approximately 787 bpd gross. In addition to the oil production from Al Jahraa-11, the operator, Kuwait Energy, is evaluating a gas commercialization solution through bids for the construction of a sales gas pipeline from Al Jahraa to the gas plant at El Salmiya.

The Al Jahraa -7 in-fill well was spud on May 26, as of June 2 it was drilling ahead at 1,195 meters in 12 1/4″ hole. This well is planned to TD in the Kharita formation with its primary objective being an infill oil producer in the ARC reservoir and having a secondary objective in the Bahariya. The well is planned to take around 60 days to drill and complete.

The next well in the program will be Al Jahraa Water Injector-1, followed by SW-ASH commitment exploration well.

On the Abu Sennan 6 development lease, which was awarded on March 25, the ASX-1X discovery was brought onstream shortly thereafter. The well is currently producing 150 bpd gross. As of June 2 the total gross production from Abu Sennan was 5,135 boepd.

Sam Moody, Chief Executive of Rockhopper, commented “We are delighted to have drilled yet another highly successful well at Abu Sennan with multiple pay zones encountered across four reservoirs including the Bahariya and maintaining the momentum we enjoyed during 2018 where we were successful in three out of four wells.”