Cairo, Egypt | – BP Egypt has announced its first gas from the Deka project offshore Egypt with the start of production from the Denise South-6 well at an initial rate of 50 million cubic feet per day (mmscf/d).
The Deka project is centred on the Denise and Karawan gas fields in Temsah Concession in the East Nile Delta and will supply the country’s domestic market.
BP and ENI each hold a 50 per cent interest in the Temsah concession. Deka is operated by the Petrobel joint venture.
BP North Africa regional president Hesham Mekawi pointed out that the Deka project was another example of the company’s commitment to Egypt and longstanding Egyptian partnerships.
“We look forward to continuing to play a key role in the development of Egypt’s energy sector and maximising the use of our existing resources to help meet the country’s growing energy demands for years to come,” he remarked.
The Deka project is a group of gas discoveries being developed through 5 subsea wells including the Plio-1 C well in the Temsah concession, the installation of subsea production systems together with sealines and gas processing at the onshore El Gamil Gas Plant onshore.
It uses existing infrastructure from the Seth field (BP 50 per cent interest), the Temsah pliocene export pipeline and El Gamil gas terminal infrastructure. Deka is expected to deliver 230 mmscf/d of gas at peak from early 2015 from the five wells including Plio-1 C.
The Denise South 6 well is 65km north of Port Said, in 100 metres of water.