Overview of oil and gas fields in Egypt
There are several areas in Egypt, in which oil reserves were discovered. The Egyptian proven reserves of 4.4 billion barrels are mostly located in the Gulf of Suez, the Nile Delta, the Western and the Eastern Desert, as well as in the Mediterranean Sea. The top producing regions are also considerably far from populated areas. The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has published a map of its oil and gas concessions on its website.
Most of Egypt's natural gas reserves are found in the Nile Delta and on the Mediterranean coast. The biggest and non-associated fields in the Delta are the Abu Madi, Badreddin, and the Abu Qir fields. Together they are accounting for about half the of Egypt's total gas production. Recently most new findings have been in the deepwater offshore the Nile Delta and surrounding areas.