BP starts off production at Egypt’s West Nile Delta project

ump2019 wnd 01.jpg.img.1920.mediumThis Egyptian project is the second upstream major project to come onstream for BP in 2019. (Image source: BP)Oil and gas firm BP has announced the first gas production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt

The project, which produces gas from the Giza and Fayoum fields, was developed as a deepwater, long-distance tie-back to an existing onshore plant.

The production from all three phases of the West Nile Delta project is expected to reach up to almost 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), equivalent to about 20 per cent of Egypt’s current gas production, the company stated in a statement.

Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, said, “With the second stage of West Nile Delta now online, BP has now safely brought 21 new upstream major projects into production over the last three years, keeping us on track to deliver 900,000 boepd by 2021.”

The West Nile Delta development includes a total of five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks. The development is being delivered in three stages.

The first stage started in 2017, with the company producing gas production from the first two fields, Taurus and Libra. Stage two consists of the Giza and Fayoum development and the third stage of the West Nile Delta project will develop the Raven field.

Hesham Mekawi, regional president, BP North Africa, added, “Production from Giza and Fayoum will sustain local energy supply and keep us on track to triple our net production from Egypt by 2020.”

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