Oil & Gas

In a word: BP’s major projects for 2018 in Egypt (BP Magazine)

BP Upstream 2018

This year, BP is set to deliver two upstream major projects in Egypt, following on from two successful start-ups in 2017. BP Magazine asks the leader responsible for all the developments – David O’Connor, head of the global projects organization – to describe each one in a single adjective.

‘Stunning’ – Atoll Phase 1

AtollFact file
Operator: Pharaonic Petroleum Company
Type: conventional gas
BP’s interest: 100%
Did you know?
Atoll is BP’s deepest well drilled offshore Egypt, reaching 6,400 metres (21,000 feet) in 2015

“It may seem a strange adjective for a gas project, but I describe Atoll Phase 1, offshore Egypt in the East Nile Delta, as stunning. It is planned to be online towards the end of the first quarter of 2018. The team has done an absolutely phenomenal job of progressing it safely, with the local team setting new benchmarks for us. It is a fantastic job by all involved.”

‘Agile’ – West Nile Delta, Giza/Fayoum

West Nile DeltaFact file
Operator: BP
Type: conventional gas
BP’s interest: 82.75%
Did you know?
Production from the full five-field West Nile Delta development is expected to represent about 30% of Egypt’s current production

“The Giza-Fayoum project in Egypt’s West Nile Delta is an example of agile delivery and the reason I describe it as such is because we originally set up a three-field Giza-Fayoum-Raven project to be delivered as one in 2019.

Conversations with our regional team and the Egyptian Government highlighted the deep need for gas in the country – and quickly. Our project teams went back to the drawing board to look at it again and found a way to split out Giza and Fayoum from the Raven delivery.

So, we recreated the plan to bring gas on stream from Giza and Fayoum in 2018, with Raven to follow in 2019. The agility lay in the ability to see the demand for energy and taking action to deliver.”

(Source: BP Magazine)


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