The Ministry of Petroleum has succeeded in saving about $60,000 a day after the completion of a pipeline project linking Nooros gas field to Abu Madi and El Gamil treatment plants in May at a cost of $300m.
The saved money were used for renting a temporary treatment plant that was processing the Nooros’ production.
A source in the petroleum sector told Daily News Egypt that the project transfers about 700m cubic feet of gas per day (scf/day) through the pipeline’s two phases, the first from the Nooros field offshore the Nile Delta to the Abu Madi gas treatment plant, and the second from Abu Madi to El Gamil in Port Said, before pumping it in the national grid.
He added that the remaining production of the Nooros field is estimated at 400m scf/day, linked to a temporary treatment plant currently leased, bringing the total production to about 1.1 bn scf/day.
The source explained that the project was implemented by Enppi company to establish a detailed design work for the project, while Petrojet company handled packaging work for lines and construction.
He pointed out that the Nooros field is located in the Nile Delta area of the company Belayim Petroleum (Petrobel), which includes the project of the third phase of the development of the Nooros field in the West Abu Madi and the gas line Nooros – Abu Madi – El Gamil.
The source added that the new projects have been linked to production of gas fields such as Zohr, Noras, North Alexandria, 9B, and Baltim Southwest, contributing to the rise of Egypt’s gas production at unprecedented rates.
The source added that Egypt’s natural gas production is expected to rise to 7.5 bn scf/day during 2020, compared with 7bn scf/day currently.
The source pointed out that the rate of natural gas consumption the domestic market is growing annually, in accordance with the industrial and urban development plan and the increase in the number of cars operating with natural gas.