The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that Silva well in Phase 9B in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession has been put on production.

A ministerial statement reported that in early November, Silva well will start to produce with an average rate of 60-80 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d), after finalizing the evaluation of the third well.

In October 2019, the first and second wells, East Sfeir and East Swan, were put on production with an average of 170 mcm/d.

Burullus Gas Company, a joint operating firm of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and Shell have finalized linking the new well to production, aiming to register a total production rate of 240 mcm/d from the three wells, according to a report received by the Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla.

The last three wells are planned to be put on production by next March, in order to produce an average of 170 mcm/d, with the aim of boosting the production rate of Phase 9B, which has investments of more than $500 million, the report clarified.