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Gupco starts production from Taurt gas field off Egypt

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, July 29 -- Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co. (Gupco) has begun natural gas production from Taurt field on the Ras El Bar concession off Egypt.

The offshore field is a subsea development and includes two subsea wells, a 70-km pipeline, and control umbilical tieback to upgrading facilities at the existing West Harbor processing plant.

Taurt lies 70 km northeast of Port Said in the West Nile Delta. Gas production started in July and will be used to supply the Damietta LNG plant.

Gupco is a joint venture of BP PLC, Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., and Eni SPA affiliate International Egyptian Oil Co. (IEOC). Taurt is BP's first subsea development in Egypt.

The parties to Ras El Bar Offshore Concession agreement are BP Egypt (operator 50%) and IEOC (50%).

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.


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