The exploration wells, Baltim Southwest-1 and Baltim Southwest-2, in the Nile Delta region began production with a rate of about 190 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) and about 1,300 barrels of condensate per day, according to a press statement by the ministry.

Petrobel implemented this project in only 20 months, where the manufacture and installation of a marine platform weighing about 2,400 tons was completed. The first and second wells were put on production during September and October 2019. Drilling work for the third well as part of the development plan is currently underway.

This discovery was achieved in the Medgas concession within the development contract of South Baltim at a depth of 25 meters and at a distance of about 18 kilometers (km) away from Nidoko-11. The initial development plan for the field includes drilling and completing six wells and putting them on the production map through a new production line with a diameter of 26 inches and a length of 30 km.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla reviewed the Baltim gas field development projects, which aim to increase natural gas production through the implementation of an intensive program that accelerates the development and production of gas fields.