RWE Dea starts gas production from Central Treatment Plant in Egyptian Nile Delta
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.26
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
German RWE Dea achieved first production from the Central Treatment Plant (CTP) of the Disouq Development Project in Egypt, the company reported on Aug. 26.
Production commenced at an initial rate of 45 million standard cubic feet gas per day, according to the report. RWE Dea ramped up production progressively during the last few days to reach a rate of around 90 million standard cubic feet gas per day.
Together with the North West Khilala gas plant, which has already been producing since September 2013, RWE Dea already achieved a total production of 150 million standard cubic feet gas per day ahead of schedule, according to the company's report.
RWE Dea's partner in the project is the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS); production is operated by the joint venture Suez Oil Company (SUCO).
With the launch of the CTP, RWE Dea will boost its oil and gas production in Egypt by 50 percent from 29,000 to 44,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the company said.
The company expects further production increases in CTP and North West Khilala up to the capacity of approximately 200 million standard cubic feet gas per day in 2015.
The CTP currently produces gas from five wells in separate three gas fields, namely North Sidi Ghazy, South Sidi Ghazy and North West Sidi Ghazy Fields. The gas produced from the North West Khilala Field is processed in the additional North West Khilala gas plant. Dea's operated Disouq project encompasses the development of seven gas fields in the Nile Delta.