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Notice re Completion of Production Tests in the Natural Gas Field of Leviathan

Tel Aviv, June 18, 2012. Delek Group (TASE: DLEKG, OTCQX: DGRLY) ("the Company") subsidiaries, Delek Drilling L.P. and Avner Oil Exploration L.P. (together "the partnerships") published the following immediate report;

Further to the immediate reports dated 3.5.2012 (reference numbers 2012-01-115119 and 2012-01-115122 respectively) with regard to production tests at the "Leviathan 1" well ("Leviathan 1 Well" or "the Well") in the 349/"Rachel" License, and according to information provided to the partnerships by the operator, Noble Energy International Ltd. ("the Operator"), the partnerships are pleased to provide a technical notice regarding the completion of the above-mentioned production tests that were completed successfully, in accordance with the provisions of section 12 (h) of the Disclosure Directives concerning Gas and Oil Exploration and Production
, as follows:

Technical Notice re the completion of production tests at Leviathan 1

71.09 MMSCF of natural gas;
93 BBL of condensate

Total quantity of produced petroleum

A Sands of the Miocene target layer ("Tamar Sands")

23.5 BBL of water
(0.4 BBL water/MMSCF of natural gas)

Average associated water quantity and associated water ratio


Initial flow rate


Average flow rate


Final flow rate

8515 psi

Reservoir pressure [initial]


Was pressure analysis conducted at the well?


Significant decline in pressure conditions

56 hours

Duration of test

None conducted

Effects of stimulation operations

It is noted that the production rate was controlled and constrained by the equipment used to conduct the production tests. It is further noted that the Homer Ferrington rig, which carried out the production tests, is expected to leave the drilling site in the coming days.

Warning with regard to "forward-looking statements" - the aforesaid information and data regarding the results of the production tests conducted in the "Leviathan 1" Well, are based on geological, geophysical and other information, received from the Well and the Operator. At this stage these are non-binding evaluations regarding which there is no certainty, and they are considered to be forward-looking information as defined under the Israel Securities' Law. The partnerships have not conducted independent estimate or evaluation of these said estimates and they express no position regarding their accuracy and they may be updated insofar as additional information is accumulated and/or as a result of a gamut of factors related to projects of oil and natural gas, exploration and production, including the continued analysis of the findings of the production tests.

The partners in the rights to the "Leviathan 1" Well and their holding rate therein are as follows:

Delek Drilling - Limited Partnership


Avner Oil Exploration - Limited Partnership


Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.


Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) - Limited Partnership


This is a convenience translation of the recent HEBREW immediate report issued to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by the Partnerships on June 18, 2012.

About The Delek Group

The Delek Group, Israel's dominant integrated energy company, is the pioneering leader of the natural gas exploration and production activities that are transforming the Eastern Mediterranean's Levant Basin into one of the energy industry's most promising emerging regions. Having discovered Tamar and Leviathan, two of the world's largest natural gas finds since 2000, Delek and its partners are now developing a balanced, world-class portfolio of exploration, development and production assets with total gross natural gas resources discovered since 2009 of approximately 33 TCF.

In addition, Delek has built an extensive network of global downstream assets, including 1,900 gas stations and convenience stores in the U.S., Europe and Israel, and petroleum refineries in the U.S. Delek also holds significant interests in leading water desalination, power generation, insurance and automotive companies .

In 2011, the Company's revenues were NIS 59 billion. Delek Group's shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: DKLG) as part of the TA25 Index.


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