Phase VII of WDDM
, which includes a new pipeline and an onshore facility costing around $1 billion, is currently underway and the exploration of the North Gamasa offshore concession was sanctioned earlier this year.
The concession, north of the Nile Delta in the Mediterranean, is operated by Burullus Gas Company on behalf of WDDM
concession partners BG and Petronas.
Last year, we invested $38m to conduct a 3D Seismic survey to help us better understand the deeper layers of WDDM
Undertaken on behalf of the WDDM
partners (BG 50%, PETRONAS 50%) by Burullus Gas Company (EGPC 50%, BG 25%, PETRONAS 25%), the Phase 9a project scope includes the drilling, completion, hook-up and commissioning of nine wells including rigid flow lines, flexible flow lines, infield control system umbilicals, two new main power distribution cables and associated significant topside controls system modifications and subsea structures.
In the WDDM
, it has had 100% success in finding Plio-Pleistocene fields Simian/Sienna, Scarab/Saffron, and Sapphire, and regards this block as "jewel in the crown" of its exploration portfolio in Egypt.
This latest phase of the WDDM
(BG Group 50 percent, Petronas 50 percent) development is designed to help maintain plateau gas production from the concession and, in the longer term, these new compression facilities will access incremental reserves as offshore reservoir pressures drop.
Under the scope of the work Saipem will provide the engineering, procurement, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning support of subsea facilities in the WDDM
Concession, where Saipem already successfully performed earlier subsea development phases.
Phase VII of WDDM
, which includes a new pipeline and an onshore facility at around $1 billion of spending, is currently underway and the exploration of the North Gamasa offshore concession was sanctioned earlier this year.
17, 2011 began of gas production from the Phase 8a Deep-Water Development Project in the WDDM
block, held 50% by BGI and 50% by Petronas.
Another very exciting project is Sequoia, located between the WDDM
area and Rosetta, so it's a joint development between the two concessions.