(Ecofin Agency) - Petrobel, has announced plans to add 70 million cubic feet per day of gas to its production from the Denise-Karawan (DEKA) offshore field in August 2016.The company, which is a joint venture between Eni and BP in Egypt, plans to commence production from a new well at the field, to make up for the natural production decline rate in the country.
DEKA is centered on the Denise and Karawan gas fields in Temsah Concession in the East Nile Delta. It reached first gas in August 2014, and is intended to supply the domestic market, Energy Egypt reports.The DEKA project is a group of gas finds being developed through 5 subsea wells including the Plio-1 C well in the Temsah concession, the installation of subsea production systems alongside sealines and gas processing at the onshore El Gamil Gas Plant onshore. It uses existing infrastructure from the Seth field, the Temsah pliocene export pipeline and El Gamil gas terminal infrastructure.
IEOC (owned by Eni SPA) holds a 50% working interest in the concession through Belayim Petroleum Co. (Petrobel), its 50-50 joint venture with Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. BP Egypt which holds the other 50% working interest.