SHARJAH -- Dana Gas has made its second gas discovery of 2009 in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. The discovery, named West Manzala-2 (Haggag prospect), has encountered approximately 20 bcf of dry gas, the company reports. The new well, which was spudded on Jan. 18, is located a few hundred meters away from the gas sales pipeline leading from the company's South Manzala gas processing facility.
The West Manzala-2 well (Haggag prospect), which was drilled to a total depth of 1,510 m (4,954 ft) in the Kafr El Sheikh formation of Pliocene age, penetrated a total of 13 m (43 ft) of net gas pay with two separate good quality sandstone zones of 8 and 5 m (26 and 16 ft) thickness respectively. The production test, performed in the lower sand only, flowed 11 MMcf of dry gas through a 32/64-in. choke.
Production from the discovery is expected to start during the second quarter. The company is also considering drilling additional appraisal and production wells within the Haggag prospect.