Gas production starts from field off Egypt
Eni SPA and 50-50 partner BP PLC have started production from Baltim South West natural gas field in the Great Nooros area offshore Egypt and plan more drilling.
Eni, the operator, said the BSW1 well is producing at an initial rate of 100 MMscfd from a new offshore platform. Production flows through a new 44-km, 26-in. pipeline to the Abu Madi gas plant onshore.
Discovered in 2016, the field is in 25 m of water, 10 km from producing Nooros field (OGJ Online, June 9, 2016).
The partners will drill five more wells, hoping to raise production to 500 MMscfd by the second quarter of 2020.