Exploration & Production

Shell takes FID on Phase 9B of West Delta Deep Marine

The final investment decision on Phase 9B marks Shell's return to offshore Egypt, and more investment is likely to follow The final investment decision on Phase 9B marks Shell's return to offshore Egypt, and more investment is likely to follow.
By Verity Ratcliffe 18 April 2018 0 30497
Offshore exploration in Egypt. A rig on the Rosetta field, offshore Egypt. (Shell)

Petronas and Shell have taken an FID on developing Phase 9B of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession offshore Egypt. A rig has already arrived at the site and drilling will start within days, Petronas has said. 

“A few weeks ago […] we took the final investment decision on the next phase of our offshore, which we call Phase 9B of West Delta Deep Marine,” Sami Eskander, executive vice president of Shell Egypt, told delegates at the Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition in the Egyptian...