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 2016.

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 commenced.

El Manzala Concession

The El 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

Dana Gas’s 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.


Exploration Potential

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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