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    Dana Spuds Egyptian Offshore Well

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The well location is in 755 metres of water in the North El Arish concession.

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Dana Spuds Egyptian Offshore Well

Middle East and North Africa-focused Dana Gas has started drilling operations at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt, it said May 21.  

The well location is in 755 metres of water in the North El Arish concession, also known as Block 6. This block is in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin “where other world-class giant natural gas discoveries have been made in recent years”, Dana said. The Merak-1 well planned to take approximately 70 days to drill.

The 6th generation drillship, Tungsten Explorer from ADVantage Drilling Services SAE has been contracted to drill the well.

Dana said prospective resources from this well in the case of exploration success could reach 4 trillion ft3 of natural gas. “The discovery of a world-class resource of this size could easily support an offshore field development. If Merak-1 is successful, additional exploration and appraisal drilling will follow,” the company said.