Dana Gas plans to conduct a major maintenance and tie-in work program in the El Wastani Plant. The maintenance and enhancement project will start on February 28 and requires temporary shut down for approximately two weeks.
During the two week maintenance period, the Company will work on a major facility and equipment upgrade as it aims to expand its production output capacity by 40 mmscfd to 200 mmscfd, which represents a 25% increase. This is equivalent to 6,650 barrels of oil per day (boepd). Following the shutdown, the additional capacity will allow increased production from the Salama/Tulip, Faraskur and South Abu El Naga fields via a new pipeline tie-in. In addition, the scheduled maintenance work including modifications, modernization and de-bottlenecking will assist in enhancing the plant life.
Dr. Mark Fenton, Dana Gas Egypt General Manager, said: 'A scheduled shutdown of the El Wastani facility for capacity enhancement and maintenance was planned as soon as we had received permission to commercialize the new fields. It is a necessary work and the tie-in of the new wells along with the maintenance program ensures that the plant is also fully upgraded prior to new wells coming on stream during the year. The result will see our production rise by 6,650 boepd and is in line with our stated ambition of increasing production to meet the local demand.'