South Malak is a conventional oil development located onshore Egypt and is operated by National Petroleum Company Egypt. Discovered in 2015, South Malak lies in block West Esh El Mallaha Development Lease.

The project is currently in commissioning stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2022. The South Malak conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately three wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by National Petroleum Company Egypt and Egyptian General Petroleum.

Production from South Malak

Production from the South Malak conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2022 and is forecast to peak in 2024, to approximately 2,300 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2055.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 8.78 Mmboe, comprised of 8.78 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

About National Petroleum Company Egypt

National Petroleum Company Egypt Ltd (NPC) a subsidiary of Golden Crescent Investments Ltd, is an oil and gas company. The company carries out offshore and onshore operations for the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil from its assets. NPC has interests in South Abu Zenima (SAZ) and West Esh El Mallaha (WEEM). It owns and operates The Muzhil field and The South Malak Field on the eastern and western coasts of the Gulf of Suez. The company also operates a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) and a floating storage offloading (FSO) vessel. NPC is headquartered in Garden City, Cairo, Egypt.


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