MILAN -- Eni has started gas production from the North Bardawil field in the North Bardawil Concession, offshore northern Egypt. The company anticipates a maximum production rate of 2.7 MMcm/d (around 17,000 boe/d), with Eni’s equity share at around 6,000 boe/d.
The partnership in this subsea development project comprises Ieoc (Eni's affiliate in Egypt) and KUFPEC (Egypt). The operator is Petrobel, the joint venture between Ieoc and EGPC. North Bardawil has been developed via two subsea wells drilled by the semisub Scarabeo-4, tied back to the Barboni production platform, with production exported via a 24-km (14.9-mi) pipeline in water depths ranging from 110 - 350 m (361 - 1,148 ft).
North Bardawil includes an innovative smart completion system which is a first offshore Egypt, according to Eni. The company, via Ieoc, began operating in the country in 1955. Last year Ieoc operated production of 522,000 boe/d, of which 240,000 boe/d was equity production to Eni.