The production of Burullus and Rasheed natural gas fields is to decline to 10 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) monthly, as estimated by the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, due to delays in fields’ development plans, MENAFN cited Daily News Egypt.

Despite the high natural decline rate, 9B phase will make up for the decline as it gets connected to Burullus field before the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018/19.

Royal Dutch Shell plans to link 100 mmscf per day (mmscf/d) from the first phase of 9B to Burullus during H1 2019 in order to boost production rates and compensate for the natural decline rate.