Production had been effectively halted at GUPCO’s M8 gas processing unit and its attendant platforms after a fire that broke out in one of its connecting pipelines in 2004. Subsequently the company conducted a technical study to resume production with the initiation of repairs at the M8 unit and a number of its related platforms, such as M85 and M24. The M8 unit itself and its three platforms became operational at the beginning of July. With production resuming about 3,000 b/d of oil have been added, with a redevelopment of crude reserves standing at an estimated 2.5 million barrels.

Source: Egypt Oil and Gas