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Scarab and Saffron Gas Fields

Name

Scarab / Saffron

Operator

Burullus

Location

Egypt

Date Onstream

2003

Location

90km from the Nile Delta

Water depths

250m-850m

Concession agreement

finalised 1995

Seismic taken

3,685km2 of 3D seismic; 4,900km2 of 2D seismic

Daily contract quantity

530mmscfd

Life of field

17 years

Shore approach work

2001

Gas export pipelay and deep water

2002.

Burullus Gas Company consortium

BG Group (operator, 25%); Edison Co (50%); Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC, 25%)

Installation contractor

Stolt Comex Seaway

Export line installation

LB200

Infield lines

Seaway Falcon

Manifold installation

Seaway Explorer and Legend Umbilicals contractor Nexans

Shore Approach contractor

Petrojet

Pipelay barges

Petrojet 11 and Petrojet 12 welding equipment, Saturnax automatic

Development phase one

eight subsea wells, two manifolds, two (20in and 22in) export lines

multiplexed electro-hydraulic control

Expansion

Up to approximately 20 wells in total

Umbilical function power

Length main cable

90km

Depths

250m-850m

Interfiled cables

eight umbilical cables

Total length connections

40km

Other work Manifold installation

Concrete coating of the gas export pipelines lines.
Manifold weight 300t manifold

Manifold weight

300t manifold

Onshore processing plant

designed 600m standard cubic feet per day of gas; 3,000 barrels per day condensate.

Exploration Drilling

Scarab-1, test in excess of 30mmscfd; Saffron-1 test in excess of 90mmscfd

Appraisal Drilling

Scarab-2 in June 1998; Saffron-2 March 1999

Hydrocarbon High-grade methane gas

Very low levels of condensate; Little or no hydrogen sulphide or carbon dioxide

Field

Reserves In excess of 4tcf
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