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BP started producing gas from its Atoll Phase 1 project, offshore Egypt

12 February 2018 , 17:24Neftegaz.RU738

British Petroleum announced on February 12, 2018, that Atoll project was delivered 7 months ahead of schedule and 33 % below the initial cost estimate.


The project in the East Nile Delta is pumping out 350 million cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd) and 10,000 barrels a day (bpd) of condensate.


«BP is focused on delivering growth with discipline, carefully choosing and efficiently executing high-quality projects. The longstanding partnerships we have in Egypt allowed us to fast-track Atoll’s development and deliver 1st gas only 33 months after discovery,» BP CEO Bob Dudley said.


«This is a further demonstration of our commitment to help realize Egypt’s oil & gas potential and meet the increasing demand from its growing population,» Dudley added.


In December 2017, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) said that the 1st phase of BP Atoll Phase 1 project has entered production to push Egypt’s natural gas production to 5.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day.


Atoll Phase 1 project is expected to bring up to 300 million cubic feet of gas a day to the domestic gas market by the 1st half of 2018, as announced in March 2015.


Atoll contains an estimated 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas and 31 million barrels of condensates. BP holds 100 % interest in the concession.



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