Egypt’s BTE2 Well, which is operated by Royal Dutch Shell’s Joint Venture in Egypt, Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO), has started production phase on January 7th, increasing the country’s natural gas output by 25 million standard cubic feet per day (mscf/d), which is planned to be increased to 50mscf/d after completing the drilling of BTE1 Well, Badr 3 Wells’ Manager, Anton Artes, told Al-Ahram Gate.

Badr 3 is one of the new concessions that receive huge trust from Shell, Artes said, pointing out that this trust has pushed the fields’ agreement from 2020 to 2040.

The upcoming phase in Badr 3 includes developing existing wells and adding new ones to production map, Artes stated, adding that Badr 3 output reached 245 mscf/d of natural gas, and 25.500 barrels of oil and condensates per day.

The country will witness new seismic surveys on the concession area, which is located in the Egyptian Western Desert, on February 25th, in order to boost the project’s production capacity of natural gas and oil.

Badr 3 Concession is currently producing from SITRA, Niaj, Badr, Asseel, and Karam Wells, Mahmoud Goma’a, Production Manager at Badr 3 stated, adding that production from BTE Wells will be added consecutively.

Royal Dutch Shell had made the BTE2 gas discovery in its North Alam Al Shawish exploration concession in Egypt’s Western Desert in August 2016.