This Agreement made and entered on this [...] day of by and between the ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT (hereinafter referred to variously as the "A.R.E." or as the "GOVERNMENT"), the EGYPTIAN NATURAL GAS HOLDING COMPANY, a legal entity created by the Prime Minister Decree No. 1009 of 2001, as amended, and according to Law No. 203 of 1991, as amended (hereinafter referred to as "EGAS"), BG DELTA LIMITED a company organized and existing under the laws of England (hereinafter refened to as "BG"), NOBLE ENERGY EGYPT II B. V. a private limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of Netherland (hereinafter referred to as "NOBLE") and THARWA PETROLEUM COMPANY S.A.E. , a company organized and existing under the laws of A.R.E. (hereinafter referred to as "THARWA"). BG, NOBLE and THARWA shall be hereinafter referred to collectively as "CONTRACTOR" and individually as "CONTRACTOR Member".