West Nile Delta LNG Terminal
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West Nile Delta LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG project developing offshore gas fields in Egypt, including an onshore LNG terminal.
- Parent: BP(82.75%)
- Location: near Idku, Egypt
- Coordinates: 31.337395, 30.300927
- Capacity: 1.4 bcf/d
- Status: Construction
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
BP has produced gas from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt. The project, which produces gas from the Giza and Fayoum fields, was developed as a deepwater, long-distance tie-back to an onshore plant. The successful startup is the second in a string of new upstream major projects expected to be brought online in 2019 for BP. BP has brought 21 new upstream major projects into production over the last three years, and is on track to deliver 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2021. The West Nile Delta development includes a total of five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks. Stage one of the project, which started producing in 2017, included gas production from the first two fields, Taurus and Libra. The Giza and Fayoum development, which includes eight wells, is currently producing around 400 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) and is expected to ramp up to a maximum rate of approximately 700 mmscfd. The third stage of the West Nile Delta project will develop the Raven field. Production is expected in late 2019. When fully onstream in 2019, combined production from all three phases of the West Nile Delta project is expected to reach up to almost 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), equivalent to about 20 percent of Egypt’s current gas production. All the gas produced will be fed into the national gas grid. BP has an operating stake of 82.75 percent in the development.
Construction began in 2017.
In February of 2020, corrosion was discovered in the commissioning of the Raven development, delaying any further development of the field.
Articles and resources
- "BP starts up Egypt’s West Nile Delta stage two production" LNG World News, accessed April 2019.
- Bechtel Starts Construction on West Nile Delta Onshore Gas Terminal in Egypt Bechtel, February 7, 2017.
- Rob Watts, Blow for BP as corrosion delays Raven start-up off Egypt Upstream Online, February 4, 2020.