Exploration & Production

Cairo keeps its options open as production booms

With a number of new fields starting up, Egypt is on course to become self-sufficient in gas over the coming years With a number of new fields starting up, Egypt is on course to become self-sufficient in gas over the coming years.
By James Gavin 8 January 2018 0 29001
The first phase of BP’s West Nile Delta project in Egypt. (BP plc)

Egypt is on track to be self-sufficient in gas by the end of the year, according to analysts. However, the country may not be able to meet its own needs from the mid-2020s if gas demand rises in line with expectations unless new sources are found and developed. 

Production from the Zohr and Atoll fields is getting under way on schedule, and Egypt is aiming for a 19.5% increase in gas production for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Ministry of Petroleum announced in late December that...