HAMBURG, Germany – BP has produced first gas from two more fields in the West Nile Delta (WND) concession in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.
According to partner DEA Deutsche Erdoel, gas is flowing from eight recently completed wells on the Giza and Fayoum fields through newly installed subsea infrastructure and pipelines.
Initially they should deliver around 400 MMcf/d combined, ramping up gradually to a maximum of 700 MMcf/d.
Two years ago, operations started at the first two WND fields,Taurus and Libra. Work on the final field, Raven, should be completed later this year, with further discoveries likely to be developed at some point.
Once all the fields are onstream, total WND production should reach 1.4 bcf/d, equivalent to roughly one-fifth of Egypt’s current gas production. All the gas will supply the domestic Egyptian market.
The WND gas-condensate fields are 65-85 km (40-53 mi) off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. Taurus, Libra, Giza, and Fayoum fields hold gas within the Pliocene formations, while Raven’s gas is in the deeper Miocene formations.