Meleiha Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ENI
  • Country: Egypt
  • Location: Western Desert
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Eni 56%, Lukoil (24%) and Mitsui (20%).
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 16.95 mln barrels of oil (2011)
  • Production Volume: 54 thousand barrels of oil per day (2015)


  • The Meleiha block is located in the Northern Province of Egypt’s Western Desert, and consists of four main fields (Aman, North-East Meleiha, West Meleiha, and South-East Meleiha).
  • There are a number of other minor fields including Arcadia, Emry Deep & Rosa North
  • The fields were discovered in the 1970s and development began in 1978. The block covers an area of 700 km2
  • There are 217 oil production wells and 50 injection wells at the field
  • Oil is delivered to export via a 167-km pipeline to the Al-Khamra oil terminal.


  • ENPPI: Upgrade the existing production facilities to accommodate the additional condensate received from El Obayied Field


  • 1978 - Development of the fields launched
  • 2010 - Mitsui acquired a stake from IFC
  • 2010 - Production started from Arcadia
  • 2012 - Emry Deep field discovered
  • 2013 - Rosa North deposit discovered



  1. Lukoil, Fact Book 2012
  2. ENPPI Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. MOECO acquired interests in three onshore blocks in the Arab Republic of Egypt
  4. Eni starts up onshore oil production from Arcadia field in Egypt
  5. Eni: significant new oil discovery in the Egyptian Western Desert
  6. Eni: new oil discovery in western desert of Egypt
  7. Eni: record level of production achieved in the Western Desert of Egypt

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