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    Wintershall Dea discovers gas in Egypt's East Damanhour block

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Wintershall Dea started exploration at East Damanhour in November 2021.

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Wintershall Dea discovers gas in Egypt's East Damanhour block

Wintershall Dea has found gas in its East Damanhour exploration block in the onshore Nile Delta in Egypt, the company said on January 12.

The licensees, operator Wintershall Dea (40%) and partners Cheiron Energy (40%) and INA (20%), as well as the Egyptian Gas Holding Company (EGAS), will assess the discovery as a possible tie-back development towards the nearby infrastructure at Disouq.

The Disouq gas project is operated by DISOUCO, a joint venture between Wintershall Dea and EGAS.

Wintershall Dea started exploration at East Damanhour in November 2021. The discovery was made as the second exploration well in this licence. The ED-2X well is located around 3 km north of the existing Disouq field.

The well encountered a 43-metre thick gas bearing reservoir with a gas-water contact at 2,627 m. "A thorough and fit for purpose data acquisition program has been carried out in the well and the discovery has been tested at peak production of 15mn ft3/day," the company said.