Nooros field in Egypt achieves production milestone less than one year after discovery

BP confirmed production ramp up from the Nidoco North 1X exploration well and the Nidoco North West 4 development well in the Nooros field, located in Abu Madi West concession in the Nile Delta, Egypt.

BP holds a 25% stake in the concession of Abu Madi West, and Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds 75%. The field is operated by Petrobel, a joint venture between IEOC and the state partner Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.

Discovered in July 2015, the field is now producing around 305 million standard cu ft of gas, 3,000 bbl of condensates and 1,500 bbl of NGL per day from four wells. This has been achieved after facility de-bottlenecking and enhancing existing production facilities.

“We are pleased to announce the production of Nooros after only 10 months since its discovery,” Hesham Mekawi, BP North Africa Regional President, said. “Nooros is another example of BP’s commitment to fast track the development of its resources in order to bring critical gas production to Egypt. Our plan is to maximize production through continued debottlenecking of the production facilities.”

“BP is proud of its successful partnership with Egypt for more than 50 years, and its role in the development of Egypt’s energy sector,” Mr Mekawi said. “This announcement is further demonstration of our commitment to continuing to play a key role in helping to secure Egypt’s energy supply for many years to come.”

The Nidoco W-2 exploration well is expected to spud later this month and will test a western segment of the field. Another exploration well, the BSW-1 (Barakish), was spudded by Petrobel in April, to test an analogous but separate reservoir north of Noroos. BP holds a 50% stake in the Baltim South Development Lease where the BSW-1 well is being drilled.

Development wells, including Nidoco North West 5 well spudded on 7 May, are expected to increase production over the course of 2016.

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