Deepwater gas development off Egypt overcomes challenges

Development designs for deepwater gas fields, in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession off Alexandria, Egypt, have overcome various flow assurance and operability challenges because of the long step-outs, water depths, and high production and availability requirements, according to Clive Kitson of BG Group, Reading, UK, and Tom Choate of Intec Engineering, Houston, in an account of the project provided to the Oil & Gas Journal.They said that the industry at large also faces these issues as it develops other long step-out deepwater fields.The operator of the WDDM concession is Burullus Gas Co., a joint venture of BG-Egypt SA (25%), Edison International SPA (25%), and Egyptian Genera...

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