Shell will start production from its two offshore wells at West Nile Delta 9B in the first half of October 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Petroleum minister Tarek El Molla said that the Dutch oil major will also finish drilling eight production wells and two exploratory wells in Q3 2019. By then, the project’s productivity will be 400 million cubic feet of gas per day and 3,000 barrels of condensates.

The drilling pace will increase as Shell’s joint venture Rashpetco will announced a tender to bring in an extra drillship, Rashpetco’s head Hisham El Attar said. The deepwater field will add 351 billion cubic feet of gas and  3-4 million barrels of condensates to the country’s reserves.