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Eni on 25 October announced the discovery of new resources in the Abu Rudeis Sidri development lease in the Gulf of Suez, where the Petrobel joint venture with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation drilled an appraisal well on the Sidri South discovery announced last July. The Sidri-36 appraisal well encountered a 200-metre hydrocarbon column in the Nubia formation downdip from the Sidri-23 discovery well.