bp has commenced gas production from its latest development offshore Egypt – the Qattameya gas field in the North Damietta offshore concession.
Through bp’s joint venture, Pharaonic Petroleum Company (PhPC), the field, which is expected to produce up to 50 million cubic feet of gas per day, has been developed through a one-well subsea development and tie-back to existing infrastructure.
Karim Alaa, bp’s North Africa regional president, said bp built on its significant existing assets and infrastructure offshore Egypt, and was therefore able to develop Qattameya efficiently and economically.
“We are proud to have brought this project safely onstream through an extremely challenging period.”
Qattameya, whose discovery was announced in 2017, is located approximately 45 km west of the Ha’py platform, in 108 metres of water. It is tied back to the Ha’py and Tuart field development via a new 50km pipeline and is also connected to their existing subsea utilities via a 50 kilometre umbilical.
bp holds 100% equity in the North Damietta offshore concession in the East Nile Delta. Gas production from the field is directed to Egypt’s national grid.