Wintershall Dea Announces First Natural Gas Production at East Damanhur

Wintershall Dea Announces First Natural Gas Production at East Damanhur
Credit Wintershall Dea/Christina Rizk

Wintershall Dea has announced that together with the partners that it achieved first natural gas production from its ED2-X well at East Damanhur block in the onshore Nile Delta.

The company added that the well secures production of around 10 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) of gas and it is successfully tied-back to the nearby infrastructure in Disouq.

According to the statement, the licensees, operator Wintershall Dea (40%) and partners Cheiron Energy (40%) and INA (20%), as well as the Egyptian Gas Holding Company (EGAS), started exploring at East Damanhur in 2021 and announced a gas discovery in the ED-2X ST1 well in January 2023. 

“Bringing this well into production safely and efficiently enables us to deliver additional energy at a time when it is much needed in Egypt”, says Dawn Summers, Wintershall Dea’s Chief Operating Officer and responsible board member for the MENA region.

The ED-2X ST1 well is located about three kilometers from the Disouq field, where Wintershall Dea and EGAS are producing natural gas in the DISOUCO joint venture. 

Sameh Sabry, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of BU Egypt, adds: “We are committed to maintaining production levels while implementing emission reduction programmes in Egypt. By achieving zero routine flaring at the DISOUCO JV and now with the first gas for the ED-2X ST1 well at East Damanhur, we are delivering on both.”


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