Dana Gas pursuing gas with Merak well offshore Egypt

May 21, 2019

Offshore staff

SHARJAH, UAE – The deepwater drillship Tungsten Explorer has spudded the Merak-1 exploration well in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt for operator Dana Gas.

ADVantage Drilling Services - a joint venture between ADES International and Vantage Driller II Co. (a subsidiary of Vantage Drilling) is managing the program in 755 m (2,477 ft) water depth in the North El Arish concession (block 6), close to various large deepwater gas discoveries.

The well should take around 70 days to drill. Dana Gas hopes to prove resources of up to 4 tcf, sufficient to support a standalone offshore field development: if Merak-1 is successful, further exploration and appraisal drilling would follow.