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. (CONTINUED - 1469 WORDS)