Dana Gas to start up Nile Delta dry gas discovery

Dana Gas PJSC, Sharjah, is preparing a development plan for a discovery of 4-6 bcf of gas in place, its second this year and its 23rd since 2006 in Egypt’s onshore Nile Delta.

West Sama-1 in the West El Qantara concession is the first dry gas discovery in the shallow Pliocene Kafr El Sheikh formation in 2012. It will be tied into the company’s nearby South El Manzala gas processing plant within a week.

West Sama-1 is near the Sama-1 and Sama-2 dry gas discoveries in the slightly deeper Mio-Pliocene Abu Madi formation.

Dana Gas said it has a sizable portfolio of drillable prospects and that it will continue its exploratory drilling campaign throughout 2013.

The latest new field discovery came after the announcement of commencement of Dana Gas’ joint-venture, the Egyptian Bahrain Gas Derivatives Co. NGL extraction plant at Ras Shukheir (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2012).

Dana Gas produces gas as operator at 11 Nile Delta fields and in 2011 produced 77.67 bcf of gas and 2.6 million bbl of liquids as Egypt’s sixth largest gas producer.

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