Shell is looking to increase natural gas production from its Burullus and Rashid fields to 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018/19, up from the current 400 mmscf/d, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Al Borsa News.

The source explained that the increase will be due to adding new output from the 9B phase wells to the production map.

Egypt completed drilling the Simian DT natural gas well in October – the first well of the 9B phase in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) project – and added the new well to production at a capacity of 20 mmscf/d, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.