German RWE Dea launches gas production in Egypt
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 10 /Trend, A.Badalova/
RWE Dea Egypt has produced first gas from the Disouq concession in the Egyptian Nile Delta, German RWE Dea reported on Tuesday.
Disouq is the first natural gas project to be brought into production by RWE Dea as operator in Egypt.
According to the report, the project encompasses the development of seven gas fields in the area to produce a total of approximately 11.4 billion cubic metres of gas.
RWE Dea Egypt holds 100 percent of all shares in Disouq concession with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) as state partner. The first gas from the Disouq concession has been delivered to the Egyptian National Grid.
The production is expected to ramp-up progressively during the commissioning period to reach a rate of around 1.4 million cubic metres of gas per day. A peak production level of around 4 to 4.5 million cubic metres per day is expected to be achieved in mid-2014 when additionally a central treatment plant will start producing, the report said.
According to the report, during the initial project phase, four of a total of seven gas fields will be brought into production by July 2014.
The Disouq concession is located in the Kafr el Sheikh Governerate, in Egypt's gas-rich region of the Nile delta that reaches all the way to the Mediterranean. The concession currently comprises a total area of 3,217 square kilometres and was awarded to RWE Dea in July 2004.
The gas produced from the project is to contribute materially towards supplying the growing Egyptian energy market.