BG Egypt announced the successful delivery of first gas from the West Delta Deep Marine concession Phase IV project (WDDM IV) to the Egyptian domestic market, one month ahead of schedule.
Sanctioned in May 2006 to deliver gas from seven additional deepwater wells in the Scarab/Saffron and Simian subsea fields, WDDM IV was delivered under budget and to a successful safety record, achieving 2.5 million man hours with no lost time injuries (LTI).
Located approximately 120 kilometres offshore Alexandria in the Mediterranean Sea, the upstream development was undertaken through BG Egypt’s joint operating company, Burullus Gas Company, in collaboration with Saipem, the drilling and installation contractor.
The project marks the first time that all subsea structures were fabricated entirely in Egypt by Petrojet, an affiliate of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).
President of BG Egypt, Ian Hewitt, said: “The success of this project lies in the co-operation of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and the companies involved to maintain production from the fields. Great efforts were made to ensure that lessons were learned from prior phases of development to ensure optimum project execution. This is a great example of sustainable development where BG Egypt, as well as delivering on local content obligations, has also worked to improve the capability of the local contractor.”
(BG Press Release)