The Issaran oil field is located 290 km southeast of Cairo and 3 km inland from the western shore of the Gulf of Suez, covering an area of 72 km2.
Issaran is a complex but attractive large heavy oil reservoir of Miocene age, with approximately 1,000 MMSTB oil in place. The average reservoir depth is 1200 ft, varying from 650 to 2100 ft. Oil gravity is between 10 to 12 °API.
There are 5 main Miocene reservoirs (Zeit Sands, Upper Dolomite, Lower dolomite, Gharandal and Nukhul). The Zeit is a sand sandstone reservoir and the other four are highly fractured carbonates This combination of Heavy Oil in a fractured Carbonate reservoir makes Issaran a uniquely challenging and highly specialized Enhanced Oil Recovery operation.
The company main office is in Cairo, Egypt the field operations base is located in Issaran on the shore of the Gulf of Suez. The company employs over 500 people to support its activities. The activities range from exploration, development, oil production, well intervention, steam generation, accounting and general services to health and safety activities.
Scimitar Production Egypt Ltd
is an independent and private oil producing company at the forefront of heavy oil production in Egypt.
Scimitar is operating
the Issaran concession, in which it has a 100% stake through a Petroleum Service Agreement.