Egypt Reliable Partner for 50 years

For 50 years, Wintershall Dea has worked with expertise, passion and commitment to find and produce the energy that Egypt’s growing population needs.

The Egyptian Nile Delta is one of the world's largest river deltas covering 240 km.

Wintershall Dea Egypt West Nile Delta
Wintershall Dea Egypt

Following a concession agreement in 1974, the company started crude oil production in the early 1980s in the Gulf of Suez. For almost 40 years, the company produced more than 650 million barrels of crude oil there. After a strategic portfolio review, today, Wintershall Dea is focused on natural gas in Egypt. The company produces gas at Disouq in the onshore Nile Delta and as partner to BP in the West Nile Delta offshore gas project. Additionally, Wintershall Dea is actively exploring offshore as partner to BP, in the North West Abu Qir exploration block.

Wintershall Dea Quickfact Egypt
Wintershall Dea Quickfact Egypt
Wintershall Dea Map Egypt
Wintershall Dea Map Egypt
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Where we operate in Egypt


The onshore gas project Disouq is operated by the sole shareholder DISOUCO – a joint venture between Wintershall Dea and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). The first production phase started in 2013. Following a Letter of Intent to reduce operational greenhouse gases in 2022, the team was able to eliminate routine flaring at Disouq in early 2023.

In late 2022, Wintershall Dea made a gas discovery at East Damanhur exploration block that is located to the west of the Disouq development leases in the onshore Nile Delta. Due to the close proximity to Disouq central plant, the discovery was rapidly tied back and production started in October 2023. Wintershall Dea is operator for the project with a 40 per cent working interest, working with Cheiron Energy (40 per cent) and INA (20 per cent). Another natural gas discovery in the Abu Madi reservoir from 2023 has not yet been developed.



Wintershall Dea also holds a 17.25 per cent partner share in the West Nile Delta (WND) project, one of the most important Egyptian energy projects of recent years. The project, operated by BP, involves gas and condensate fields located within the North Alexan­dria and West Mediterranean Deepwater concessions off the coast of Alexandria. The West Nile Delta project is making an important contribution to affordable and secure energy supply in Egypt.



million barrels of oil have already been produced from the oil fields in the Gulf of Suez.


km2 is the size of the East Damanhour exploration block.


producing wells are located at Disouq.


million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day - the potential of the Raven field.

Wintershall Dea West Nile Delta
Wintershall Dea West Nile Delta

The future looks bright in Egypt.


Exploring New Opportunities

In November 2022, BP and partner Wintershall Dea (17.25 per cent) were awarded the offshore North West Abu Qir exploration block located north of the Raven field of the West Nile Delta concession. The North West Abu Qir exploration block covers an area of more than 1,000 square kilometres with water depths ranging between 600 and 1,600 metres. The exploration project complements Wintershall Dea’s natural gas focused portfolio in Egypt. In summer 2023, the concession agreement constituting the operating license was issued.