Noble Energy has encountered ‘significant traces of natural gas’ at its Karish prospect, in the Mediterranean sea, offshore Israel.
The well, located in the Alon C license, 75 kilometers north west of Haifa, has today reached a final depth of 4,790 meters below sea level (including the depth of the water).
The U.S. independent informed its partners, Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration that, based on a test carried out during the drilling operations, significant signs of petroleum (natural gas) have been discovered.
Noble has also informed that the depth of natural gas-bearing strata (net) is approximately 60 meters long. The Karish-1 well is being drilled with the Ensco 5006 rig.
The company is now preparing to conduct a wireline logging, which should, once completed, provide a more precise insight into the discovery.
Back in March, the operator said that the Karish prospect had a pre-drill gross mean resource estimate of 3.0 Tcf with a range of 2.3 to 3.6 Tcf .