Dana Gas, via
its subsidiary Dana Gas Egypt, owns a 100% interest in three concessions
onshore Nile Delta, the El Manzala, West El Manzala and West El Qantara
concessions. The concessions now consist of 14 development leases with gas and
condensate production from 12 fields, and with a further 2 fields in
development. Current gas production is about 155 MMscf/day and 4800 bbls/d condensate.
Dana Gas has an extremely active development programme consisting of a 2 rig
well programme commencing in Q1 2015 and additional plant upgrades that will
take gas production to 240 MMscf/d and condensate production to 9000 bbbls/d by
In 2012 Dana
Gas successfully bid for the North El Arish Block (Block 6) in the eastern
offshore Nile delta. The block was ratified in February 2014, and Dana Gas owns
a 100% interest. An exploration programme consisting of seismic acquisition and
the drilling of one exploration well has commenced.
In 2014 Dana
Gas successfully bid for North El Salhiya/Block 1 (100% interest) and El
Mataria/Block 3 (50% interest, BP as operator), onshore the Nile Delta. The
blocks were ratified in January 2015 and an active exploration programme has
El Manzala Concession
Manzala Concession, the longest standing of the three concessions, was awarded
in May 1995. The exploration period under the concession agreement
expired in 2002 following the award of three development leases: El Wastani, El
Wastani East and South El Manzala. There are currently two producing
fields in the concession, El Wastani and El Wastani East.
West El Manzala Concession
The West El
Manzala Concession was awarded in June 2005.The exploration period under the
concession agreement expired in 2013, after an extension period and now
consists of 11development leases: Luzi, Dabayaa, El Basant, Sondos, Azhar
Delta, Sharabas, Faraskur, South Faraskur and South Abu El Naga. An additional
2 fields are under development: Balsam and Begonia. The fields are produced
through the El Wastani integrated gas plant with the exception of Sondos which,
being dry gas, is produced through the South El Manzala plant.
West El Qantara Concession
The West El
Qantara Concession was awarded in June 2005. The exploration period under
the concession agreement expired in 2013, after an extension period and now
consists of 2 development leases: Sama and Salma Delta. Between 2008 and 2010,
four fields were discovered (Sama, Salma Delta, Salma Delta North and
Tulip). The Sama field commenced production in February 2010 and is produced
through the South El Manzala dry gas plant. The Salma and Tulip fields came
onstream in 2013 and are produced through the El Wastani integrated gas plant.
North El Arish Concession/ Block 6
The North El
Arish concession is Dana Gas’s first offshore block and is located in a
relatively under-explored part of the eastern Nile Delta. Dana Gas has
identified potential in multiple plays from Mesozoic clastics and carbonates in
the shallow water to Oligo-Miocene and Pliocene turbidite plays in the deepwater.
2D and 3D seismic acquisition will be followed by the drilling of 1 exploration
well in the first exploration period. It is expected that the first well will
be drilled Q4 2017/Q1 2018.
North El Salhiya Concession / Block 1 and El
Mataria Concession / Block 3
success in the Egas 2013 bidround has led to the award of 2 new exploration
blocks, which were ratified by the Egyptian government in January 2015. An
active exploration programme including new seismic and multiple exploration
wells commenced with prospectivity at Pliocene to Oligocene levels. 4 exploration wells will be drilled in Block 1 during 2017. Plans are well advanced for the Block 3 deep exploration well; Mocha -1 to spud in April 2016.
Dana Gas has
had and continues to have considerable exploration success on the concessions.
An extensive high-graded prospect and lead inventory has been developed for
each of the key geological horizons from the Pliocene (El Wastani and Kafr El
Sheikh), Messinian (Abu Madi and Qawasim), Miocene (Sidi Salim) and
Oligocene. Dana Gas estimates the total mean-risked prospective resource
on the concessions to be 1.5 tcf of gas. The existing and planned network of
facilities, infield lines and export pipelines means that discoveries in the
onshore concessions can be quickly and easily tied in and brought on to
production making even relatively modest discoveries valuable.
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