Scimitar Egypt

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 more than 700 MMSTB in place. The average reservoir depth is 1200 ft, varying from 650 to 2100 ft. In-place oil is of 9 to 12 °API

The heavy oil accumulation occurs within  five shallow Miocene formations The five layers differ in reservoir characteristics and in their contribution towards the total field’s oil production

There are 5 main reservoirs from Miocene formations (Zeit Sands, Upper Dolomite, Lower dolomite, Gharandal and Nukhul). The Zeit sand is a highly permeable sandstone reservoir, and the other four reservoirs are highly fractured carbonates. This  combination of heavy oil and the  fractured nature of the carbonate reservoir makes Issaran a uniquely challenging reservoir requiring highly specialized Enhanced Oil Recovery operations 

Company – Overview

The company main office is in Cairo, Egypt and 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, drilling operations, oil production, well intervention, steam generation and all the required support and general services to run responsible and safe operations.

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, on behalf of GPC through a Petroleum Service Agreement.