Dana Gas has discovered gas in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. The discovery, named West Manzala-2, has encountered approximately 20 billion cubic feet of dry gas. The new well, which was spudded on January 18, is located a few hundred meters away from the gas sales pipeline leading from the company’s South Manzala gas processing facility.  

According to Dana Gas, the West Manzala-2 well in the Haggag prospect, which was drilled to a total depth of 1,510m in the Kafr El Sheikh formation, penetrated a total of 13m of net gas pay with two separate good quality sandstone zones of 8m and 5m thickness, respectively.

The oil company said that it has made its second gas discovery of 2009 in the West Manzala Concession in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. Production from this discovery is expected to start during the second quarter of 2009, said the company.

Ahmed Al-Arbeed, upstream executive director of Dana Gas, said: “The discovery can be brought on stream rapidly as it is situated near the gas pipeline, which transports gas to the company’s South El Manzala gas processing facility. Drilling of additional appraisal and production wells within the Haggag prospect is also being considered.”

Dana Gas, Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC), claims to be the first regional private sector natural gas resource enterprise to be established in the Gulf. It holds assets and contractual entitlements to the largest private sector integrated natural gas supply chain in the Gulf.