Egypt: Key West Nile Delta Project Set For Start-Up

Egypt’s BP-operated $12bn, 5 tcf West Nile Delta gas project – one of two key start-ups slated for this year – has begun test operations. Output of 200mn cfd is planned by June, ramping up to 600mn cfd later this year.

Officially the 600mn cfd BP-operated Phase-1 West Nile Delta (WND) gas project is slated to start-up in Q2 this year, with BP’s German partner Dea, in its 23 March results, confirming off-the-cuff comments made last month by BP CEO Robert Dudley.

“We have [carried out work at] much reduced cost and much faster… So that the project hopefully will come on early, rather than [in] the summer,” Mr Dudley told the firm’s 7 February Q4 earnings call.

“The wells in the Taurus and Libra fields are close to coming onstream. Production in West Nile Delta is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017,” RWE says. The Taurus and Libra fields constitute the 600mn cfd Phase 1 of the WND project. (CONTINUED - 1469 WORDS)

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chart Dea Capex (€Mn): Egypt Accounted For Almost Half Of 2016 Total, With Algeria* A Further 20%