The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has declared the South Malak-2 (SM2) well at the West Esh el Mellaha-2 concession in the country as a discovery well.
Aminex has a 10% effective interest in the West Esh el Mellaha concession via its shareholding in Aminex Petroleum Egypt (APEL).
The company has a 12.5% stake in APEL, which has an 80% stake in the concession.
Tests showed production flow rates of about 430 barrels per day of 40 API crude.
Depending on the success of the well, a full field development programme will be presented to the Egyptian authorities and the joint venture partners.
Aminex will evaluate the economic benefit of the discovery once the full development plan has been presented.
The company said the carried interest will generate income only after the recovery of the funding partners’ cumulative investment.
The WEEM-2 covers 996 kmÂ² in the onshore Gulf of Suez region. It is adjacent to Lukoil’s WEEM-1 producing oil field.
Aminex is an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration and production company with two operated discoveries in Tanzania.
Production will be started via a major new pipeline currently being built for the Tanzanian government with funding from the Export-Import Bank of China.
Aminex’s discoveries in Tanzania have an estimated mean gross resource size of 1.9 TCF.