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Dana Petroleum PLC (DNX)

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Wednesday 05 April, 2006

Dana Petroleum PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Dana Petroleum PLC
05 April 2006

LETTER TO: DANA PETROLEUM PLC
DATED: 04 APRIL 2006

UK COMPANIES ACT 1985 - SECTIONS 198-203 - Dana Petroleum Plc (the "Company")

This notification relates to issued ordinary shares of 1p each in the capital of
the Company ("shares") and is given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed by
sections 198 to 203 of the Companies Act 1985 (the "Act").

We hereby notify you that as at close of business on 31 March 2006, The Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc., ("GS Inc") of 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, USA, was
interested, by attribution only, in a total of 19,692,854 shares.

Of these 19,692,854 shares:

     a)   The interest in 17,770,206 shares arose from an interest held by
          Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("GS&Co"), a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of
          GS Inc, acting as custodian for its customers.  These shares are, or
          will be, registered in the name of Goldman Sachs Securities 
          (Nominees), Limited ("GSSN").

     b)   The interest in 807,629 shares arose from the interest held by 
          subsidiaries of GS Inc acting as discretionary managers.  We believe
          some of these shares are, or will be, registered in the name of GSSN.

     c)   The interest in 1,115,019 shares arose from a beneficial interest held
          by Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of
          GS Inc.  These shares are, or will be, registered at CREST in account
          CREPTEMP.

FROM: THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.


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