Dana Gas starts drilling offshore Egypt exploration wellThe Merak prospect may contain up to 4trn cubic feet of prospective natural gas resources
May 21, 2019
Dana Gas has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The 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.
The Merak-1 well will be drilled with the 6th generation dynamically positioned drillship “Tungsten Explorer”, on hire from ADVantage Drilling Services SAE – a JV between ADES International and Vantage Driller II Co (a subsidiary of Vantage Drilling). The well is planned to take approximately 70 days to dril