PRESS RELEASES

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2014

24 February 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum welcomes publication of Sir Ian Wood’s recommendationsDana Petroleum has today welcomed the publication of the final report by Sir Ian Wood on maximising recovery in the UKCS.
18 February 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Mauritanian well evaluated following completion of drillingThe Fregate-1 exploration well being drilled in Block 7, offshore Mauritania, is being plugged and abandoned at a depth of 5,426m MD BRT.
14 February 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg FPSO hull launch marks more than one million hours incident free on Dana’s Western Isles ProjectDana Petroleum has recently celebrated a milestone achievement on its flagship Western Isles Development Project (WIDP) with the hull launch of the floating production, storage offloading vessel (FPSO) in China.
30 January 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/30.01.14%20Foyer/Foyer_220.jpg Dana donates to Aberdeen FoyerAberdeen headquartered oil and gas company Dana Petroleum has made a £5,500 donation to local charity and social enterprise Aberdeen Foyer.
28 January 2014/Global/Images/Major%20projects/WIDP/Project%20team/WIDP_hugh.jpg Dana Petroleum appoints Director of Capital Development ProjectsDana Petroleum has appointed Hugh McClure as Director of Capital Development Projects to oversee all existing and future operated development projects including the flagship Western Isles Development Project (WIDP).
23 January 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum awarded three new exploration licences in NorwayDana Petroleum has been awarded three new exploration licences by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
22 January 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/cameroon_thumb.jpg Dana Petroleum begins 2D seismic acquisition in the Bakassi West block, South West CameroonDana Petroleum has commenced full 2D seismic operations in Bakassi West, 18 months after signing a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the block with the Government of Cameroon.
09 January 2014/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/08.01.14%20Egypt/eGYPT_220.jpg Dana Petroleum awarded new exploration acreage in Egyptian Western DesertDana Petroleum has signed concession agreements for the West Dakhla 1 and 2 areas in the Egyptian Western Desert.

2013

20 December 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Image%20library/People/fitzsimmons_thumb.jpg Independent Non-Executive Director appointed to Dana BoardDana Petroleum has appointed David Fitzsimmons as the company’s first Independent Non-Executive Director since delisting from the stock exchange in 2010.
20 December 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum secures US$1.5 billion credit facility to finance growthDana Petroleum has secured a new US$1.5 billion credit facility to help finance the future growth of the company.
16 December 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana acquires operated positions in Danish and German sectors of North SeaDana Petroleum has acquired equity in two licences in the Danish and German sectors of the Southern North Sea.
09 December 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum awarded new exploration licenses in North SeaDana Petroleum has been awarded two new licenses in the UK North Sea, one of which is close to the Tolmount gas discovery in which Dana has a 50 per cent equity share with operator E.on.
29 November 2013 Marcus Richards to step down at DanaAfter three very successful years leading Dana Petroleum, Dr Marcus Richards has decided to step down as Group Chief Executive.
22 November 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum makes oil discovery in Moray FirthDana Petroleum has made an oil discovery in the Moray Firth following the drilling of the Liberator exploration well.
19 November 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum makes gas discovery in southern North SeaDana Petroleum has made a gas discovery in the Southern North Sea following the drilling of the Pharos exploration well.
12 November 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum welcomes publication of interim report by Sir Ian WoodDana Petroleum has welcomed the publication of an interim report by Sir Ian Wood on the future of the UK oil and gas industry which was published yesterday.
04 November 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Global oil industry faces ‘paradigm shift’ Dana chief executive tells conferenceThe global oil and gas industry is fundamentally changing shape Dana Petroleum’s Group Chief Executive Marcus Richards told a conference today.
21 October 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/21.10.13%20Latitude/latitude_220x126.jpg Dana Petroleum launches new company magazine with a differenceDana Petroleum has launched a new magazine offering insight and discussion into the issues shaping the future of the oil and gas industry.
08 October 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/08.10.13%20Hanze/Hanze_220.jpg Dana Petroleum brings new production online in Southern North SeaDana Petroleum has successfully brought 3,500 bbls/day of new production online from an infill well in the Hanze field in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
19 September 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum announces new partner in Pharos wellDana Petroleum has reached an agreement with Hansa Hydrocarbons Limited (Hansa) for them to participate in the Pharos exploration well on Licence P.1566 in the UK Southern North Sea, due to be spudded before the end of September.
09 September 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/09.09.13%20Scotton%20appointment/Scotton_220.jpg New Chief Operating Officer joins Dana PetroleumDana Petroleum has appointed Graham Scotton as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer, based in Aberdeen.
04 September 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum develops blueprint for ‘independent’ national oil and gas companyDana Petroleum is developing a blueprint for a new breed of ‘independent’ national oil and gas company.
02 September 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/WIDP%20drilling%20ahead%20of%20schedule%2021.08.13/Ocean%20Nomad_220.jpg Dana starts drilling operations on Western Isles project ahead of scheduleDana Petroleum has started drilling operations on its Western Isles Development Project two months ahead of schedule.
23 August 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/23.08.13%20Fabric%20of%20the%20Land/FOTL_Poster_thumb.png Dana-backed Fabric of the Land opens in AberdeenThe Dana-backed arts and science exhibition, Fabric of the Land, will tomorrow open its doors to the public for the sixth year running.
13 August 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/13.08.13%20-%20Tolmount/tolmount-220-131.jpg Dana Petroleum welcomes strong indication of significant gas volumes in Tolmount fieldDana Petroleum welcomes the strong indication of significant volumes of gas in a field in the UK North Sea following the drilling of an appraisal well.
31 July 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/30.07.13%20Triton%20release/Triton%20FPSO%20276.jpg New mooring chains for Dana Petroleum’s Triton oil production vessel ensure safe operations into next decade Dana Petroleum has replaced all nine mooring chains on its oil production vessel Triton – under budget and ahead of schedule.
19 July 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/19.07.13%20Millionth%20Barrell/Triton_220.jpg Dana Petroleum’s Triton production vessel reaches 200 millionth barrel milestoneDana Petroleum’s oil production vessel Triton has marked a major milestone by successfully extracting its 200 millionth barrel from the North Sea.
25 June 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum plc 2012 Annual ResultsDana Petroleum has announced solid results for 2012 as it continues to invest in long-term production growth.
13 June 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/13.06.13%20RGU%20Report/RGU%20report%20finalv1-276.jpg Balance of power in global oil and gas industry could shift in the future – claims new report
28 May 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/28.05.13%20FPSO%20keel/Ceremony_276.jpg Dana Petroleum lays keel for $400 million oil production vesselAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has laid the keel for a new $400 million oil production vessel which will produce and store up to 40,000 barrels of oil a day from the North Sea by 2015.
25 April 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/25.04.13%20Dana%20spuds/IMG_7887_220.jpg Dana spuds new exploration well in southern North SeaAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has spudded a new exploration well in the Southern North Sea from its De Ruyter platform.
23 April 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/23.04.13%20Egypt%20MD/paul_b_220.jpg Dana Petroleum appoints new Managing Director in Egypt Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has appointed Paul Barnett as the new Managing Director of its Egypt business.
03 April 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/03.04.13%20Lamont%20visit/lamont%20-%20276.jpg Scottish Labour Leader visits Dana PetroleumJohann Lamont MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited Dana Petroleum yesterday (2 April) to find out more about Dana’s future plans both in the North Sea and internationally.
22 March 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum backs Fabric of the Land exhibition An exhibition which explores the relationship between art, science and geology is to be sponsored by Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum.
20 March 2013 Dana Petroleum partners with RWE to drill new exploration well in Southern North SeaAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum is partnering with RWE to start drilling operations on a prospect in the Southern North Sea.
05 March 2013/Global/Images/Understanding%20Dana/Management/nick_d.jpg Dana Petroleum announces new Managing Director for the NetherlandsAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has appointed Nick Dancer as the new Managing Director of its Netherlands business.
28 February 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/27.02.13%20Moray/Nomad_pr.jpg Dana Petroleum starts drilling exploration well in Moray FirthAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has commenced drilling operations in the Moray Firth area of the North Sea close to the Captain field.
14 February 2013/Global/Images/Understanding%20Dana/Management/reidar_h.jpg Dana Petroleum announces new Managing Director for NorwayAberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director for its Norwegian activities.
01 February 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/01.02.13%20Homeless%20charity/Homeless%20charity%20220px.JPG Dana Petroleum gives £5,000 to help set up an IT centre for homeless people in AberdeenAberdeen based oil and gas company Dana Petroleum has donated £5,000 to help local charity Aberdeen Cyrenians set up an IT centre for homeless and other vulnerable people in the city.
29 January 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana gets green light for development after successful test well in EgyptDana Petroleum has been given the go-ahead by the Egyptian government to further develop the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez following the successful completion of an appraisal well.
14 January 2013/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum announces first oil production from Cormorant East Field in Northern North SeaFirst oil has been brought on line from Cormorant East, a newly discovered oil field, in which Dana Petroleum has a 20 per cent stake.

2012

17 December 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/WIDP%20July%202012/WIDP_GB%20map.jpg Dana $1.6bn oil and gas development gets go aheadA $1.6 billion project to develop two oil fields in the North Sea, led by Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum, was given the go-ahead today.
11 December 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana targets new prospect in Norwegian Sea Dana Petroleum has started drilling a new prospect in the Norwegian Sea in partnership with the operator Maersk Oil Norway.
08 November 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana boosts exploration and production activities in EgyptDana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’) is bringing new wells into production in Egypt, through its Joint Venture company Zeitco – and has also been successful in the 2011 EGPC bidding process.
29 October 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum awarded new North Sea acreage Dana Petroleum plc (“Dana”) has secured a further 22 blocks and partial blocks over seven areas in the North Sea in the UKCS 27th licencing round.
22 October 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Contender well successful We are pleased to confirm the discovery of a new oil accumulation by well 211/21-N94, known as the Contender prospect, in the UK Northern North Sea Block 211/22a, in which Dana is a 20% equity holder.
01 October 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/01.10.12%20Triton/220x131_MG_0366.jpg Dana becomes operator of Triton FPSOToday, (Monday 1 October 2012), Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dana Petroleum plc (Dana) takes over the operatorship of the Triton floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) from Hess and Dana acquires Hess’ 28.28% stake in the Bittern field, increasing Dana’s share in the field to 33%.
05 September 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/05.09.12%20Ewing%20visit/fergus-ewing%20200.jpg Fergus Ewing visits Dana PetroleumYesterday, (4 September 2012), Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Tourism, visited Dana Petroleum to find out more about Dana’s future plans and commitment to the North Sea.
03 September 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/03.09.12%20First%20Minister/minister%20220.jpg First Minister officially opens Dana Petroleum’s global headquartersToday, (Monday 3 September 2012), Dana Petroleum’s new global headquarters were opened by Scotland’s First Minister, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP.
15 August 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/15.08.12%20Secretary/Richards_Moore_276.jpg Scottish Secretary of State drops in on DanaToday, Dana Petroleum welcomed the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt. Hon. Michael Moore MP, to its Aberdeen headquarters.
02 August 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/platypus_276.jpg Strong results for Dana’s Platypus well Dana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’) is pleased to announce strong results from its Platypus gas appraisal well in the Southern North Sea, which recorded a test flow rate of 27mmscf per day on a 96/64” choke.
20 July 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Karen%20new%20bike_thumb.jpg Dana Petroleum backs Paralympic hopeful Karen DarkeDana Petroleum has today announced its sponsorship of Paralympic medal hopeful Karen Darke. Karen, already a hand-cycling world championship bronze medallist and accomplished adventurer, will compete in two hand-cycling events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in September.
18 July 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Placeholder.jpg Dana Petroleum announces strong 2011 performanceDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") the upstream oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Europe, Africa and the Middle East announces its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December, 2011 as well as a forward looking statement from Dr Marcus Richards, Group Chief Executive.
12 July 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/WIDP%20July%202012/WIDP_mediahp_map.jpg Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles project moves aheadDana Petroleum has entered the detailed engineering design phase on the $1.5 billion Western Isles development project in the UK North Sea.
03 July 2012 Results of Clapton exploration well announcedDana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) announces the results of the Clapton exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea.
29 June 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Zeit-Bay-egypt.jpg Development success for Dana Petroleum and Zeitco Dana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is pleased to announce it has just completed two successful appraisal/development wells in the Gulf of Suez area, with Zeitco, our joint venture company.
15 June 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Cameroon.jpg Dana Petroleum to operate in CameroonThe Government of Cameroon has awarded Dana Petroleum plc (“Dana”) a production sharing contract (PSC) for the Bakassi West block in Cameroon.
07 June 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/jim_m_small.jpg Dana appoints Director of New Business DevelopmentDana Petroleum is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Mair, as Director of New Business Development, based at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters.
24 May 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Norway_overview.jpg Drilling starts on Clapton exploration well in Norwegian North SeaDana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Clapton prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
15 May 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Press%20releases/Zeit-Bay-egypt.jpg North Zeit Bay success for Dana Petroleum and ZeitcoDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is pleased to announce it has just completed two successful exploration wells in North Zeit Bay: East Matr-1X and North Matr-1X.
01 May 2012/Global/Images/Media%20centre/Image%20library/People/People_offshore%20employee_thumb.jpg Dana confirms first production from Van Nes well and completion of Medway projectDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is delighted to announce that on 30 April 2012, first gas production began from the Van Nes field located in block P11b within the Medway development area (Dana 50% and operator, EBN 50%).
11 April 2012/Global/startpage/press_release.png Dana Petroleum spuds Platypus appraisal wellDana Petroleum plc ('Dana'), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation ('KNOC') spudded the Platypus appraisal well 48/1a-6 with the Ensco 80 jack up drilling rig on Wednesday 11 April 2012.
02 March 2012 Dana Petroleum and Zeitco confirm Egypt well successDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is pleased to announce that Zeitco, its joint venture with the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), has successfully completed its first well of 2012, A12Z on the East Zeit field.
23 February 2012 Dana strengthens position in Central North Sea with Bittern acquisitionDana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (‘KNOC’) has reached an agreement with Hess Corporation (‘Hess’) to acquire Hess’ 28.3% interest in the Bittern field, increasing Dana’s share to 33%.
20 January 2012 Dana Petroleum awarded further blocks in NorwayDana Petroleum Norway AS ('Dana') has secured five licenses in the 2011 APA licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
12 January 2012 Dana confirms first production from innovative Dutch wellDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is delighted to announce that on 11 January, first crude oil production began from the Van Ghent well located in block P11b within the Medway development area (Dana 50% and operator / EBN 50%).
09 January 2012 Dana Petroleum confirms first production from Matr-1XST wellDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is pleased to announce first oil production from its Matr-1XST well in the North Zeit Bay production sharing contract (PSC) area onshore in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. This follows the recent approval of the Matr Development lease by the Ministry of Petroleum.
06 January 2012 Dana Petroleum awarded new North Sea acreageDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") in a 50/50 partnership with Sorgenia E&P (UK) Ltd has secured blocks 42/27, 47/2b (split) and 47/3g (split) in the UK Southern North Sea, in the final stage of the 26th round of UK offshore licensing.

2011

20 December 2011 New identity for international oil company Dana PetroleumInternational oil and gas company, Dana Petroleum is to develop a new brand identity as the company targets growth in Europe, The Middle East and Africa.
29 November 2011 Dana Petroleum Egypt joint venture approvedDana Petroleum plc ("Dana") is pleased to announce that The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has approved "Petro Kareem" - a new joint venture between Dana and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
14 November 2011 Dana partner begins deep water 3D seismic survey in GuineaHyperdynamics Corporation, Dana’s majority partner in an offshore oil and gas concession in the Republic of Guinea, has started a deep water 3D seismic survey.
08 November 2011 Dana Petroleum strengthens senior management teamDana Petroleum plc (Dana) has appointed three new executive directors as it looks to grow its operations in the UK and internationally.
07 October 2011 Tolmount gas discoveryDana (50%) in partnership with E.ON (50% and Operator) of Licence P1330, is pleased to announce a gas discovery on the Tolmount prospect located in Block 42/28d in the UK Southern North Sea about 40 miles east of the Yorkshire coast.

2010

01 December 2010 DANA MAKES DISCOVERY AT NEFERTITI, GULF OF SUEZ, EGYPTDana Petroleum is pleased to announce a successful exploration well at the Nefertiti prospect in the South October production sharing contract area (Dana 65% and operator, Inpex 35%), Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The highly deviated well was drilled from an onshore location to an offshore target between 12th July and 14th November 2010.
22 September 2010 MEDWAY PROJECT SANCTION, OFFSHORE NETHERLANDSDana is delighted to announce that the Medway integrated oil and gas development, operated by Dana Petroleum Netherlands, has received project sanction.
21 September 2010 Dana begins drilling the Cormoran exploration well, offshore MauritaniaDana Petroleum plc is pleased to report that the Dana operated Cormoran-1 exploration well has begun drilling offshore Mauritania, West Africa, just 2 kilometres southeast of Dana’s existing Pelican-1 discovery.
08 September 2010 VALUE BASED DEFENCE - DANA RESPONSE TO KNOC OFFERThe Board of Dana (the “Board”) is today posting a circular to Shareholders setting out the valuation of Dana based on an Independent Expert’s asset valuations. The Independent Expert’s Report supports the Board’s view that the offer made by Korea National Oil Corporation (“KNOC”) for all the issued and to be issued shares of Dana and its Convertible Bonds (the "Offer") is inadequate and fails to recognise Dana's existing value and strategic importance to KNOC.
08 September 2010 DANA ACQUIRES UKCS INTERESTS FROM PETRO-CANADA UK LIMITEDDana is pleased to announce that the Company (through its subsidiary Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited) has entered into an agreement with Petro-Canada UK Limited (“Petro-Canada UK”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc. (“Suncor”), to acquire Petro-Canada UK's interests in certain UK assets (the “PCUK Assets”) for a cash consideration of £240 million (approximately $372 million) (the “Acquisition”). The cash consideration will be adjusted at completion for various working capital balances at 1 July 2010 and movements in the interim period which are expected to result in a net benefit to Dana. In addition, on completion Dana will also gain additional UK capital allowances of £60 million.
27 August 2010 INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2010Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, reports its interim results for the first half of 2010.
13 August 2010 DANA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PETRO-CANADA NETHERLANDS B.V.On 9 August 2010, Dana announced that the resolution to approve the Company's proposed acquisition of Petro-Canada Netherlands B.V. (the "Acquisition") put to shareholders at the General Meeting was passed unanimously.
11 August 2010 FIRST PRODUCTION FROM BABBAGE GAS FIELDDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that first gas production has successfully commenced from the Babbage field, located in block 48/2a some 80 kilometres off the UK coast in the Southern North Sea, where Dana holds a 40% interest.
10 August 2010 BLACKBIRD FLOW TEST & INCREASED OIL PRODUCTION AT ETTRICKDana Petroleum is pleased to report the successful flow testing of the recently drilled appraisal well at the Blackbird oil field, in the UK Central North Sea.
09 August 2010 DANA RECEIVES SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PETRO-CANADA NETHERLANDS B.V.Dana is pleased to confirm that the resolution to approve the Company's proposed acquisition of Petro-Canada Netherlands B.V. (“Petro-Canada Netherlands”) (the “Acquisition”) put to shareholders at the General Meeting held today was passed unanimously. Completion of the Acquisition, which provides a significant production and reserve growth step for the Group and adds considerable operating capabilities in the North Sea, is expected to take place later this week. Following completion, Dana’s daily production capacity should increase to approximately 50,000 barrels per day and Dana’s pro forma proved plus probable reserves (“2P”) will be approximately 254 million barrels of oil equivalent, based on the position as at 31 December 2009, as further detailed in the shareholder circular published on 21 July 2010 (the “Circular”).
30 July 2010 DANA DISCOVERS NEW OIL FIELD AT NORTH ZEIT BAY, EGYPTDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that the Fin-1X exploration well has discovered a new oil field, in the North Zeit Bay Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) area onshore in the Gulf of Suez, in Egypt. This follows the discovery of the Lorcan oil field, made just last month in the same PSC area.
26 July 2010 Drilling begins at Anne Marie well offshore Faroe IslandsDana Petroleum notes the drilling announcement this morning (copied below) from Faroe Petroleum Plc (“Faroe Petroleum”) regarding the commencement of drilling at the Anne Marie exploration well, offshore Faroe Islands.
22 July 2010 STATEMENT RE: FAROE PETROLEUM OIL DISCOVERY IN NORWEGIAN SEADana Petroleum notes the drilling announcement this morning (copied below) from Faroe Petroleum plc ("Faroe Petroleum") regarding the oil discovery on the Maria Prospect in the Norwegian Sea.
21 July 2010 POSTING OF SHAREHOLDER CIRCULAR AND NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGOn 14 June 2010, Dana announced that the Company (through one of its subsidiaries) had entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Petro-Canada Netherlands B.V. (“Petro-Canada Netherlands”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., for an estimated cash consideration of approximately €328 million (note 1) (the "Proposed Acquisition").
21 July 2010 DANA INCREASES STRATEGIC POSITION OFFSHORE NILE DELTA, EGYPTDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with BG International Limited (“BG”) to acquire a 50% interest in the El Manzala Offshore Area Concession, located in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt. The deal is subject to normal regulatory approvals.
16 July 2010 EXPLORATION & DRILLING PROGRAMME UPDATEDana Petroleum is pleased to provide an update on its exploration programme and drilling activities.
14 July 2010 SUCCESSFUL APPRAISAL OF THE BLACKBIRD OIL FIELDDana Petroleum is pleased to announce the successful appraisal of the Blackbird oil field in the UK Central North Sea.
24 June 2010 TWO NEW OIL DISCOVERIES IN EGYPT AND EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana Petroleum is pleased to announce two new oil discoveries in Egypt and give an update on its 2010 drilling programme.
14 June 2010 ACQUISITION OF PETRO CANADA NETHERLANDS B.V.Dana Petroleum plc (“Dana", “the Group” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company (through its subsidiary Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited) has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Petro Canada Netherlands BV (“Petro Canada Netherlands”) from Petro Canada (International) Holdings B.V, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc. (“Suncor”) for an estimated net cash consideration of approximately €328 million (approximately £270 million or US$393 million)2 (the "Adjusted Consideration"), (the “Acquisition”).
18 May 2010 INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENTDana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to issue its Interim Management Statement for the period to 18 May 2010.
10 May 2010 INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana is currently well advanced in the drilling of both the Bamboo prospect offshore in the Nile delta, Egypt (Dana 50% interest) and the Lorcan exploration well in the North Zeit Bay concession in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt (Dana 100%). Results from both these wells are expected around the end of May.
15 April 2010 DANA MAKES SIGNIFICANT GAS DISCOVERY OFFSHORE UKDana is pleased to announce that it has made a significant gas discovery at the Platypus prospect in the UK Southern North Sea.
29 March 2010 PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2009Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its preliminary results for 2009.
25 February 2010 EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana is pleased to provide an update on its exploration drilling programme and forward plans for the coming months.
10 February 2010 DANA MAKES SECOND GAS DISCOVERY OFFSHORE NILE DELTA, EGYPTDana is pleased to announce that it has made a second gas discovery in the West El Burullus concession, offshore Nile Delta, Egypt. To date, Dana and GDF Suez have drilled two wells in this concession and made two discoveries. Dana holds a 50% interest in the discovery and concession area, which contains numerous additional prospects at both shallow and deeper horizons. GDF Suez (operator) also has a 50% stake in the concession.
29 January 2010 DANA AWARDED NINE NEW BLOCKS OFFSHORE NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum Norway AS, has been awarded interests in nine offshore blocks under six new Production Licences (PL) by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. These awards have been made through the 2009 Norwegian APA Licensing Round, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
29 January 2010 OPERATIONAL UPDATEDana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to provide the following operational update and outlook.

2009

02 December 2009 RESULTS OF SIDETRACK AT TORNADO, WEST OF SHETLAND, UK Dana Petroleum is pleased to report the results of the sidetrack drilled on the Tornado prospect, offshore West of Shetland, UK. The well is located approximately 10km northwest of the Suilven discovery and 30km northwest of the Schiehallion, Foinaven and Loyal producing fields.
19 November 2009 INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT Dana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is today issuing its Interim Management Statement for the period to 19 November 2009.
12 November 2009 OIL DISCOVERY IN JETTA SIDETRACK WELL, OFFSHORE NORWAY Dana and its co-venturers have discovered oil in the Jetta sidetrack well (25/8-17 A) offshore Norway.
28 October 2009 OIL DISCOVERY AT JETTA, OFFSHORE NORWAY Dana is pleased to report that it has discovered oil at the Jetta prospect offshore Norway, close to the Jotun producing oil field in which Dana is a partner. The Company notes that the following press release is being issued by its partner, Det norske oljeselskap, in Norway this morning.
19 October 2009 DANA SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR INTEREST IN OFFSHORE GUINEA Dana Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive letter of intent (“LOI”) with the Texas based company Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY).
14 October 2009 DISCOVERY AT TORNADO, WEST OF SHETLAND, UK AND DRILLING UPDATE Dana Petroleum is delighted to report it has made a discovery at the Tornado prospect, offshore West of Shetland, UK.
25 September 2009 RESULTS OF TROLLA EXPLORATION WELL, NORWAY Dana notes that the following press release has been issued by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate this morning.
28 August 2009 INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, reports its interim results for the first half of 2009.
18 August 2009 FIRST PRODUCTION FROM ETTRICK OIL FIELD Dana Petroleum is pleased to announce that first oil production has successfully commenced from the Ettrick field, located in blocks 20/2a & 20/3a of the UKCS.
04 August 2009 DANA EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana has completed the drilling of the TAJ-1 exploration well, onshore Morocco. The well is located in the Bouanane Petroleum Permits which are positioned to the south of the Atlas Mountains and was drilled to a measured depth of 3,274m below ground level.
01 June 2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING STATEMENT Dana Petroleum is pleased to report that at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today all resolutions were approved by shareholders.
22 May 2009 RESULTS OF EITRI EXPLORATION WELL, NORWAY Dana notes that the following press release has been issued by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate this morning.
19 May 2009 DANA INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT Dana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its Interim Management Statement for the period to 19 May 2009.
30 April 2009 DANA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF BOW VALLEY ENERGY On 16 February 2009, Dana Petroleum plc (“Dana”) announced that it had entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Bow Valley Energy Ltd. (“Bow Valley”) via a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) (the "Arrangement").
09 April 2009 DANA RECEIVES BOW VALLEY SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL FOR THE ACQUISITION OF BOW VALLEY Dana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that the Bow Valley shareholders have today approved the arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) pursuant to which Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, a subsidiary of Dana Petroleum plc, will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Bow Valley. Provided all of the other conditions to the completion of the arrangement are satisfied or waived, closing of the arrangement is expected to take place before the end of this month.
30 March 2009 DANA MAKES GAS DISCOVERY OFFSHORE MOROCCO AND ACCELERATES EXPLORATION DRILLING PROGRAMME DANA MAKES GAS DISCOVERY OFFSHORE MOROCCO AND ACCELERATES EXPLORATION DRILLING PROGRAMME
30 March 2009 PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2008 Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its preliminary results for 2008.
24 February 2009 DANA DISCOVERS THIRD OIL FIELD IN RINNES AREA Dana Petroleum is delighted to announce the discovery of a new oil field, with its well at the South East Rinnes structure in Block 210/24a in the UK Northern North Sea. This is the third oil field discovered by Dana in the Rinnes area and is located just 4km from the Company’s operated Hudson producing oil field and only 1km from its Melville oil field.
16 February 2009 DANA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BOW VALLEY ENERGY Dana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with Bow Valley Energy Ltd. (“Bow Valley”) that provides for the acquisition of Bow Valley by Dana pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) (the “Arrangement”).
06 February 2009 OPERATIONAL UPDATEDana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to provide the following operational update and outlook.
05 February 2009 GAS AND CONDENSATE DISCOVERY AT FULLA, NORWAY Dana Petroleum is delighted to report it has made a gas and condensate discovery at the Fulla prospect offshore Norway. StatoilHydro Petroleum AS, as operator for production licence 362/035B, has completed the drilling of Fulla with exploration well 30/11-7, located approximately 10km northeast of the Frigg field in the North Sea.

2008

29 December 2008 FIRST OIL FLOWS FROM GROUSE FIELD IN THE UKDana Petroleum plc (“Dana” or “the Company”), the UK independent oil and gas exploration and production company, is delighted to announce that the Grouse oil field has been successfully brought into production. Dana has a 50% working interest in the field, which it owns in partnership with Venture Production (also 50% and Operator).
23 December 2008 DANA AWARDED EIGHT NEW BLOCKS OFFSHORE NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum Norway AS, has been awarded interests in eight offshore blocks under four new Production Licences (PL) by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. These awards have been made through the 2008 Norwegian APA Licensing Round, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
18 December 2008 EGYPT EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana Petroleum is pleased to report that drilling and wireline logging operations have now been successfully completed on the Akhenaton-1 exploration well in the South October concession, offshore Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
19 November 2008 DANA INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENTDana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its Interim Management Statement for the period to 19 November 2008.
14 November 2008 DANA AWARDED 29 NEW UK OFFSHORE BLOCKSDana Petroleum is delighted to report that it has been successful in its extensive recent applications for new UKCS offshore blocks. The UK Energy Ministry has confirmed that the Company is being offered 11 new licences, comprising interests in a total of 29 offshore blocks or part-blocks, as part of the UK Government's 25th Offshore Licensing Round.
29 August 2008 INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2008Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, reports its interim results for the first half of 2008.
24 July 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING STATEMENTDana Petroleum is pleased to report that at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today all resolutions were approved by shareholders.
23 June 2008 NEW ASSET DEAL IN NORWAY & EXPLORATION UPDATEDana is delighted to announce a deal which delivers three additional exploration wells offshore Norway in partnership with Det norske oljeselskap ASA (‘Det norske’), the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Dana is also pleased to report on progress with additional drilling plans for the UK and Egypt.
02 June 2008 DANA MAKES SIGNIFICANT GAS DISCOVERY IN EGYPTDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has made a significant gas discovery with its first exploration well in Egypt.
20 May 2008 DANA STRIKES SIXTH DEAL IN EGYPTDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Santos Egypt Pty Ltd (“Santos”) to acquire a 40% interest in the South East July Production Sharing Contract (“SE July PSC”), located in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.
16 May 2008 DANA INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENTDana Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its Interim Management Statement for the period to 15 May 2008.
12 May 2008 DANA MAKES OIL DISCOVERY AT EAST RINNESDana is pleased to announce the discovery of the East Rinnes Oil Field in Block 210/24a in the UK Northern North Sea.
30 April 2008 PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to report its preliminary results for 2007.
23 April 2008 BABBAGE GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT APPROVEDDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has approved the development of the Babbage gas field (Dana 40%) in the UK Southern North Sea. Dana’s co-venturers, Eon Ruhrgas (47% and operator) and Centrica Resources (13%) have also approved the project, which remains subject to formal Secretary of State approval.
23 April 2008 OIL DISCOVERY AT WEST RINNESDana is pleased to announce the discovery of oil at the West Rinnes structure in Block 210/24a in the UK Northern North Sea. The structure is located just 5km from the Dana operated Hudson producing oil field and 2.5km from Dana’s Melville oil field.
28 February 2008 OPERATIONAL UPDATEDana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of production in the North Sea and Egypt, is pleased to provide the following operational update and outlook.
12 February 2008 DANA AWARDED NEW LICENCES ACROSS 7 BLOCKS OFFSHORE NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has awarded Dana’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum Norway AS (“Dana Norway”) three new exploration licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (“NCS”) in the APA 2007 licensing round. The new licences cover a total of seven blocks and part-blocks in both the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Dana Norway has been appointed as Operator for the licence in which it holds the largest working interest.
01 February 2008 DANA PRE-QUALIFIES AS OPERATOR IN NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has pre-qualified Dana’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum Norway AS (“Dana Norway”), as an Operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (“NCS”).

2007

21 December 2007 OIL DISCOVERY AT KERLOCH AND EXPLORATION DRILLING UPDATEDana is pleased to announce the discovery of oil at the Kerloch structure in Block 211/22a NW in the UK Northern North Sea. This is the first well in Dana’s major 21 well exploration and appraisal drilling campaign, which is scheduled to include 20 further wells in 2008.
23 November 2007 FIRST OIL EXPORT THROUGH THE NEW KITTIWAKE TO FORTIES PIPELINEDana today announces that the new export pipeline linking the Kittiwake platform to the Forties Pipeline System (“FPS”) has been successfully completed and is now fully operational.
20 November 2007 DANA MAKES SECOND OIL DISCOVERY AT STORSKRYMTEN, NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to note the announcement made by its partner and license operator DNO ASA (Pertra ASA) today, regarding a second oil discovery at Storskrymtem, Norway, the full text of which is translated below.
19 November 2007 SUCCESSFUL APPRAISAL AND DEVELOPMENT WELL AT GROUSE OIL FIELDDana today announces the successful drilling and testing of well 21/19-12z to appraise the Grouse oil field. Grouse is located in Block 21/19 within the Greater Kittiwake Area (“GKA”) in the UK Central North Sea.
08 October 2007 DANA COMPLETES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION IN EGYPTDana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, has completed the previously announced acquisition of Devon Energy Corporation’s entire upstream petroleum business interests in Egypt spanning eight companies and eight Production Sharing Contracts ("Devon Egypt").
27 September 2007 DANA MAKES OIL DISCOVERY WITH FIRST WELL IN NORWAYDana Petroleum is pleased to note the announcement made by its partner and license operator Pertra ASA today regarding an oil discovery at Storskrymtem, Norway, the full text of which is below.
27 September 2007 INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2007Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of low risk North Sea production, reports its interim results for the first half of 2007.
25 July 2007 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING STATEMENTDana Petroleum is pleased to report that at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today all resolutions were approved by shareholders.
04 July 2007 CAVENDISH GAS FIELD BEGINS PRODUCTIONDana Petroleum is pleased to announce that production has successfully commenced from the Cavendish gas field, located in the UK Southern Gas Basin in Block 43/19a, in which Dana holds a 50% working interest. The expected initial production rate from the first well is approximately 60 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfpd). Second and third wells are currently being drilled and are expected to come on stream before the end of the year.
12 June 2007 DANA MAKES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION IN NORWAYDana Petroleum plc ('Dana') has today signed conditional subscription and acquisition agreements for shares in the Norwegian independent oil company Ener Petroleum ASA ('Ener') which, upon completion, will lead to Ener becoming a controlled subsidiary of Dana.
30 April 2007 PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2006Dana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on growth through international exploration and the development of low risk production from the UK North Sea, reports its preliminary results for 2006.
18 April 2007 DANA MAKES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION IN EGYPTDana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, has signed an agreement with Devon Energy Corporation (“Devon”) to acquire Devon’s entire upstream petroleum business interests in Egypt spanning eight companies and eight Production Sharing Contracts (“Devon Egypt”).
27 February 2007 PRE CLOSE OPERATIONAL UPDATEDana Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company, focused on growth through international exploration and the development of low risk North Sea production, intends to announce its preliminary results for the year ending 31 December 2006 on 30 April 2007. Prior to entering the close period ahead of these results, Dana is pleased to provide the following operational update and outlook.