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Dana Gas discovers second well in Egypt in 2009

A Sharjah-based natural gas company has discovered two gas wells in the first two months of 2009 in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of the Egypt.

business Updated: Feb 17, 2009 15:49 IST

A Sharjah-based natural gas company has discovered two gas wells in the first two months of 2009 in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of the Egypt.

Dana Gas discovered West Manzala-2 well (Haggag prospect) a few hundred meters away from the gas sales pipeline leading from the company's South Manzala gas processing facility.

The new well, which was spudded on January 18, has approximately 20 billion cubic feet (bcf) of dry gas. It follows the discoveries at El Basant and Salma adding reserves of up to 380 bcf of gas plus associated liquids.

Dana Gas' Upstream Executive Director Ahmed Al-Arbeed, said that the company is very pleased with this latest success and will continue its aggressive drilling plan for 2009.

"The company has now had four gas discoveries in the last few months and we will continue with this fruitful exploration campaign,"

Informing that the production from the well is expected to start during the second quarter of the year, Ahmed said, "this discovery can be brought on stream very rapidly as it is situated near the gas pipeline, which transports gas to the company’s South El Manzala gas processing facility".

Drilling of additional appraisal and production wells within the Haggag prospect is also being considered, he added.

The West Manzala-2 well (Haggag prospect), which was drilled to a total depth of 1,510 meters in the Kafr El Sheikh formation of Pliocene age, penetrated a total of 13 meters of net gas pay with two separate good quality sandstone zones of 8 and 5 meters thickness respectively.

The production test, performed in the lower sand only, flowed 11 million standard cubic feet of dry gas through a 32/64 inch choke.