The Giza and Fayoum fields in the West Nile Delta concession will be added to production in the second phase of the project in December 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Production from the fields will have an initial capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), which will then gradually grow to reach 700 mmscf/d.

The news came during the periodic meeting of the Higher Committee of West Nile Delta natural gas project, chaired by Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla.

The committee was following up on phase 2 of development and production at the North Alexandria and the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) natural gas fields.

Raven field is planned to start production in Q3 2019 with 450 mmscf/d natural gas production capacity, which will increase to reach 900 mmscf/d.

During the meeting, the minister reviewed the efficiency of the project, and the status of the operational production facilities that are being renovated by Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi) and the Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultations Company (Petrojet).