Major Gas Field Development in the West Nile Delta
Bechtel has appointed Hobbs Valve to supply the facilities involved in the development of not one, not two, but five gas fields in the BP West Nile Delta (WND), around 65km to 85km off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt.
The Taurus, Libra, Giza, Fayoum and Raven fields will be developed with an estimated five trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas and 55 million barrels (mmbbl) of condensate reserves available, with more expected as further fields are explored and developed.
Hobbs is renowned in the oil and gas industries as the leading innovator of the triple offset butterfly valve, a leak-free solution that is lighter, easier to maintain and requires less space than alternate valve options.
First production at the delta is scheduled to start in 2017, with peak gas production expected to reach 1.2 billion cubic feet a day, (the equivalent of approximately 25% of Egypt’s current gas production). The overall investment for Phase I is estimated to be $12bn.
“Hobbs Valve is a leader in the gas industry for a very good reason,” comments Regional Sales Manager Shane Price. “Our valves are ideal for high intensity applications such as gas extraction and storage, with zero leakage and minimal downtime if repairs or replacements are required.”