Egypt’s BP-operated West Nile Delta (WND) project has begun full Phase 1 operations, the major and German partner DEA announced 10 May.BP says start-up occurred on 24 March – as flagged up by MEES at the time (MEES, 31 March) – “eight months ahead of start-up schedule and under budget,”

The Libra and Taurus fields, which constitute Phase 1 of the 1.2bn cfd project, are currently producing 700mn cfd of gas and 1,000 b/d condensate “20% higher than the planned sales gas plateau,” BP says. (CONTINUED - 373 WORDS)