Dana Gas makes second gas discovery of 2009

Dana Gas has made its second gas discovery of 2009 in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of Egypt.

Offshore staff

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.

02/16/2009

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