Production from first well of Shell’s WDDM Phase 9B begins at 20 mmcf/d
Shell-EGPC JV Rashid Petroleum Company (Rashpetco) has begun production from its natural gas well at the West Delta Deep Marine field Phase 9B, Chairman Sabry El Sharkawy said. The well’s initial output is estimated at 20 mmcf/d and the entire project is set to come online by 2H2019, producing up to 400 mmcf/d according to an Oil Ministry statement.
Egypt has completed drilling the Simian DT natural gas well, the first well of the 9B phase in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) project, and added the new well to production at a capacity of 20 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
The NGT-1 drilling rig has now been moved from the Simian well to start drilling at the Scarab DT well eight days ahead of schedule, saving $4 million.
The new drilling technology used at the Simian well will be used to drill all the eight wells in the 9B phase, which will save money and boost production of the 9B phase to 400 mmscf/d of natural gas and 3,000 barrels per day (b/d) of condensates, said Sabry El Sharkawy, head of Rashid Petroleum Company (RASHPETCO).