Royal Dutch Shell natural gas production from Burullus and Rashid fields declined by 37.5%, reaching 250 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) compared to 400 mmscf/d a year ago due to the natural decline of wells, a source at the oil and gas sector told Al Borsa News.

Shell seeks to connect 100 mmscf/d of natural gas from phase 1 of 9B project in Burullus to boost production and compensate decline during the first half of 2019. This is set to boost the Burullus and Rashid fields’ production to 350 mmscf/d by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018/19, the source noted.

The project includes eight production wells and two exploratory wells. The company plans to connect phase 2 of the project to the production map in FY 2019/20.