British Petroleum headquarters - File photo
CAIRO – 18 April 2018: BP’s West Nile Delta (WND) project is expected to provide 25 percent of Egypt’s local gas needs after adding all the project’s fields in production, Karim Alaa, president of BP Egypt, said on Tuesday.
During his speech at the 9th Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition (MOC 2018) held in Alexandria, Alaa said that the WND represents one of the largest new gas projects in Egypt, providing a major source of gas for the domestic market, with an estimated production ratio of 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas per day after completing the development process.
Alaa pointed out that BP has already started gas production from the first two fields of the West Nile Delta development in Egypt – Taurus and Libra. The project was delivered eight months ahead of schedule and under budget.
Moreover, Alaa said that BP has started the gas production from the second exploring well in the Atoll project offshore Egypt. The project, in the North Damietta concession in the East Nile Delta, was delivered seven months ahead of schedule and 33 percent below the initial cost estimate. The project is now producing 350 million cubic feet per day.