Dana Gas operated El Wastani Gas Plant in North Central Egypt, is undergoing a major maintenance and tie-in work programme lasting until March 14, 2014. During the period, the processing plant will be put through a major facility and equipment upgrade to expand its production output capacity by 40 MMscf/d to 200 MMscf/d, a 25% increase.
The maintenance and enhancement project commenced on February 28, 2014 and requires temporary shut down for approximately two weeks. The 40MMscf/d increase 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”, Dana Gas says in a release.