Dana makes gas discovery off Egypt

Dana Petroleum has made a gas discovery with its first exploration well in Egypt.

Jun 2nd, 2008

Offshore Staff

LONDON -- Dana Petroleum has made a gas discovery with its first exploration well in Egypt.

The WEB-1X well is the first drilled by the Dana Petroleum and Gaz de France partnership at the West El Burullus production sharing contract area within the Nile Delta region, offshore Egypt.

The WEB-1X well was drilled to 2,403 m (7,884 ft)TVD, targeting a Pliocene prospect consisting of a turbidite sandstone channel system. According to the company, the well encountered good quality gas bearing sands and an extensive set of wireline logs were run.

A comprehensive multi-flowrate drill-stem test of the reservoir sequence was completed, which flowed at rates of up to approximately 27 MMcf/d of gas. According to the company, the well would be capable of delivering much higher gas flowrates in normal production mode than was seen during the drill-stem test, because the test flowrates were severely limited by the temporary well completion and test equipment used on the jackup drilling rig.

The acquired data will be analyzed and an appraisal program will be defined. The WEB-1X well is being suspended for potential re-entry and future use as a gas production well.

06/02/2008

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