Tolmount gas discovery

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Dana (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.

DANA PETROLEUM PLC (“Dana” or “The Company”)

E.ON Ruhrgas E&P Ltd (“E.ON”)

TOLMOUNT GAS DISCOVERY

Dana (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.

The exploration well was drilled using the Ensco 92 jack up drilling rig. The well targeted the Permian Leman Sandstone Formation and encountered a gas column in excess of 200 feet. Following drilling a well test was conducted during which the well flowed at a maximum stable rate of 50.2 million standard cubic feet of gas per day on an 80/64 diameter choke.

Commenting on the discovery, Dana's UK Managing Director, Paul Griffin said:
"We are very pleased with the results of the well and the subsequent test, which came in towards the higher end of our expectations. Further evaluation of the discovery will be required; however, this is encouraging for future prospectivity of the Licence."

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