CAIRO: BG Egypt said Tuesday that gas production had started from the second stage of Phase 7 of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Concession, according to a statement.
Managed by the joint operating company Burullus Gas Company — owned 50 percent by EGPC, 25 percent by BG Group and 25 percent by Petronas — the second stage of Phase 7 comprises onshore gas receiving facilities, five new compressors and a new power plant, the statement read.
Stage one comprised a new 36” pipeline to the onshore receiving facilities, the company said.
This latest phase of the WDDM (BG Group 50 percent, Petronas 50 percent) development is designed to help maintain plateau gas production from the concession and, in the longer term, these new compression facilities will access incremental reserves as offshore reservoir pressures drop.
“The compressors use aero-derivative gas turbine technology, a first for an E&P facility in Egypt, reducing impacts on the environment. The new power plant supplements the existing power facility in Idku, and comprises three gas turbine units operating at 11Kv,” the statement read.
Commenting on the final delivery of Phase 7 Project, BG Egypt President Arshad Sufi said: “We are very pleased with this latest field development phase, which has been delivered within budget, and commissioned and constructed ahead of schedule during a challenging year for Egypt.”
General Electric supplied the compressors, while the new power plant was supplied by Siemens. EGPC affiliate companies performed key roles across the project; ENPPI were responsible for the design and procurement while Petrojet performed the construction work and EMC undertook commissioning.