Our presence in Egypt’s highly prolific Gulf of Suez is a critical step towards long-term growth.

Located in the southern region of the Gulf of Suez, the Southeast Ras El Ush Block is an offshore exploration and development block with a total area of 68 square kilometres. The block includes the West Ashrafi Field and lies within close proximity of the producing fields of  Ras El Ush, Ashrafi, East Zeit & Sidki.

Pacific Oil Limited is the  operator of the South Ras El Ush Block with a 50 percent working interest, there are two existing discovery wells, namely West Ashrafi-1X and West Ashrafi South-1X. Having been tested for hydrocarbons in commercial quantities from the Kareem and Belayim formations, the combined oil production during testing has been indicated at 5,355 BOPD with gas reserves estimated at 18.14 MMSCFD. Additionally, the nearshore area indicates a very high upside for further exploration.

Working Interest

Pacific oil is the operator with 50% participating interest with Zarubezhneft JSC

68 km
Area volume

the block covers an area of 68 sq km and has commercial oil and gas discoveries with complete 3d seismic data.

Number of Barrels

Two drilled wells within the block have produced more than 5300 barrels of oil per day and 18 million standard cubic feet of gas per day during production testing.


the block has proved and probable reserve of 25 mmbbls of oil based on competent persons report.  

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