In 2013, DEA Egypt has taken up gas production in the Disouq concession located in the Egyptian Nile delta. The project encompasses the development of seven gas fields. It’s planned to produce a total of approx. 11.4 billion cubic metres of natural gas. With the volumes from Disouq, Dea’s oil and gas production in Egypt has more than doubled to about 40,000 barrels oil equivalents.
Onshore gas production in Nile-Delta
DEA had been awarded the Disouq concession in 2004; it is located in Egypt’s Nile delta, a region that is rich in gas deposits. Gas production was launched in September 2013. The gas produced in the course of this project is intended to make a substantial contribution towards supplying the growing energy market in Egypt.
During the first two project phases, DEA plans to produce a total volume of approx. 11.4 billion cubic metres of natural gas from seven gas fields and a total of 16 production wells in the area.
With production start in 2013, the North West Khilala gas plant was brought into operation first. In August 2014, gas production from the Central Treatment Plant (CTP), set up by DEA, also commenced. Shortly after the launch, a total production of 4.2 million standard cubic metres of gas per day was achieved from the Disouq development project.
The treated gas and the condensate are pumped from the CTP into the national gas grid via two pipelines, each about 40 kilometres in length.
|Planned total production||11,4 billion m³ Gas|
|Production start||3.217 km²|