Wintershall Dea produces first gas at East Damanhur
- Successful tie-back development towards the nearby infrastructure at Disouq
- Around 10 MMscf/d gas production secured
Wintershall Dea, together with its partners have produced first gas at the ED2-X well at East Damanhur block in the onshore Nile Delta. 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. The well’s location, nearby to existing infrastructure at Disouq, enabled a rapid tie-back and production start.
“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. The well was tied-back to the Disouq facilities within two months. It delivers production of around 10 MMscf per day.
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.”
Wintershall Dea has been producing natural gas in Egypt since 1983. It is currently active in the Disouq concession in the onshore Nile Delta as well as in the offshore West Nile Delta and North West Abu Qir.
About Wintershall Dea
Wintershall Dea is transforming from the leading European independent gas and oil company to become a leading European independent gas and carbon management company. We have more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 11 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. And we develop carbon management and low carbon hydrogen projects to contribute to climate goals and secure energy supplies. More in our Annual Report.
As a European gas and oil company, we support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality target. As our contribution we have set ourselves ambitious targets: We want to be net zero across our entire upstream operations – both operated and non-operated – by 2030. This includes Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions on an equity share basis. Wintershall Dea will also bring its methane emissions intensity below 0.1 per cent by 2025. We endorsed the World Bank’s Initiative ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’ and continue to support the initiative aimed at eliminating routine flaring in operated assets by 2030. In addition, we plan to support global decarbonization efforts by building up a carbon management and hydrogen business to potentially abate 20-30 million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2040. You can find more about this in our Sustainability Report.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.