A press release to Egypt Oil&Gas stated that the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, pointed out that the second phase of the West Nile Delta projects, including North Alexandria project and West Mediterranean project, is moving along ahead of schedule to start production before the planned time.

The minister’s comments came during the 6th meeting of the higher committee for following up on the second phase of the project, which was chaired by El Molla and attended by the Ministry’s First Undersecretary for Gas Affairs, the Ministry’s First Undersecretary for Agreements and Exploration, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation’s (EGPC) CEO, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company’s (EGAS) CEO, EGAS and EGPC’ Vice Presidents, Petrojet’s CEO, BP’s Regional Manager, Hesham Mekawy, and BP’s Project General Manager, Moataz Atef.

During the meeting, Mekawy said that BP is facing great challenges to put Fayoum and Giza fields on the production map by the end of 2018 at 400mcf/d of gas.

Additionally, Atef reviewed the development of the two fields as well as the Raven field and the construction of two pipelines to deliver gas to the facilities. He stated that the project’s onshore gas processing plant, which is under construction, will start production in 2019 with production capacity 350mcf/d of gas.

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