A press release to Egypt Oil&Gas stated that the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, headed BP’s high board meeting to follow up on the progress of five fields in North of Alexandria Concession including Taurus, Libra, Fayoum, Giza and Raven fields.

During the meeting, BP’s Regional Manager, Hesham Mekawy, explained the status of work and the status of rehabilitation of Burullus gas processing facility that is aimed to treat gas from Taurus and Libra. Additionally, Taurus and Libra fields are planned to start production in June 2017 with production capacity of 600mcf/d. Mekawy further explained that the development status of Fayoum and Giza gas fields which production is  planned to be treated in the Rosetta facility and will start in the first quarter of 2019 with output capacity of 400mcf/d. Additionally, Raven field’s gas will be treated in the land gas processing facility that is currently under construction. The field will start producing in the third quarted of 2019 with production capacity 350mcf/d.

The meeting was attended by First Undersecretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, Mohamed Mounes, Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Tarek El Hadidy, Vice Chairman for Production at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Abed Ezz El Regal,  EGAS’ CEO, Mohamed Al-Masry, EGPC’s Deputy CEO of Production, Diaa Kassem, EGPC’s Deputy CEO for Joint Ventures’ Surveillance,  Hesham Ali Hassan, BP’s Regional Manager, Hesham Mekawy, and BP’s Vice President, Adrian Clark.

Additionally, El Molla stated that the usual follow up on development project in giant gas fields in the Mediterranean deep water aims to quicken the fields’ process in order for the fields to be linked to production in time, especially since the production of these fields will contribute in securing the country’s natural gas demands.