BP has started gas production from Raven, the fifth field of the offshore West Nile Delta project off the Mediterranean coast in Egypt.
The $9-billion 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 project in three stages. The first, Taurus-Libra, began production in March 2017; the second, Giza-Fayoum, began production in February 2019. In total, the project involves 25 wells and three long distance subsea tiebacks to shore. All gas produced is fed into Egypt’s national grid.
Currently, Raven’s gross production is 600 million std cu ft/d of gas (MMscfd). At its peak, Raven field is expected to deliver gross production of 900 MMscfd and 30,000 b/d of condensate (gross production). The onshore facilities, including the new Raven facility, now have a total gas processing capacity of 1.4 bcfd.
BP is operator of the West Nile Delta project with 82.75%. Wintershall Dea holds 17.25%.