RWE Dea successfully connected development well North West Khilala-1-4 (NWK-1-4) to production. With this well the company reached its initial production target for the natural gas project Disouq in the Egyptian Nile Delta. Several additional wells and the start-up of the Central Treatment Plant later this year will further boost the ouput.
RWE Dea has confirmed the recent tie-in and production start of development well NWK-1-4. In March, the well was successfully drilled to delimit the northwestern part of the North West Khilala (NWK) Field. The well was flowed at a rate of 17 million standard cubic feet gas per day during clean-up testing. It’s RWE Dea’s fourth well on stream at the natural gas project Disouq in the Egyptian Nile Delta.
"We are pleased, that the NWK Field has now reached its production target of 60 million standard cubic feet gas per day in line with our initial expectations", said Maximilian Fellner, General Manager RWE Dea Egypt. "RWE Dea remains committed to supplying natural gas to meet the needs of Egypt's growing energy demand. The current NWK production along with planned production from the main Disouq Central Treatment Plant later this year, will form an important contribution to Egypt's domestic gas production", Fellner explained.
RWE Dea’s operated Disouq project encompasses the development of seven gas fields in the Nile Delta and NWK is the first field brought into production last September. Together with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and the Suez Oil Company (SUCO), RWE Dea plans to produce a total of approximately 430 billion standard cubic feet of gas from the seven gas fields in the first phase of the Disouq Development Project.
RWE Dea Egypt and its predecessor organisation have been operating successfully in Egypt since 1974 and, as operator, can look back on three decades of oil production in the Gulf of Suez. In recent years the company made a number of major gas discoveries in Egypt and boosted its activities considerably with the acquisition of additional concessions. RWE Dea has a total of 10 onshore and offshore concessions in Egypt, across a concession area of about 3,700 square kilometres.