bp announces gas production from West Nile Delta development in Egypt

27 Apr 2021

bp has announced gas production from the Raven field, the third stage of its major West Nile Delta (WND) development off the Mediterranean coast in Egypt.

The approximately US$9bn WND development includes five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks in the Mediterranean Sea. bp and its partners, working with the Ministry of Petroleum, have developed the WND in three stages.

Raven follows the Taurus/Libra and Giza/Fayoum projects, which started production in 2017 and 2019 respectively. It produces gas to a new onshore processing facility, alongside the existing West Nile Delta onshore processing plant.

Raven is currently producing approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscf/d). At its peak, the Raven field has the potential to produce 900 mmscf/d and 30,000 barrels per day of condensate.

In total, the WND development includes 25 wells producing gas to the onshore processing plant via three long-distance subsea tie-backs. The onshore facilities – including the new Raven facility – now have a total gas processing capacity of around 1.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day. All gas produced is fed into Egypt’s national grid.

Throughout the different phases of the project, bp has invested in sustainable local community development projects, maximised local content, and created thousands of jobs, direct and indirect, for Egyptian nationals.

bp is the operator and has an 82.75% stake in the West Nile Delta development, with Wintershall Dea holding the remaining 17.25% interest.

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