BG Egypt has started incremental gas production through phase 7 of the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession.

Phase 7 comprises a new 68km, 36in offshore pipeline with associated onshore gas-receiving facilities, a slug-catcher and five new compressors, according to Egypt Oil and Gas.

The new phase will help maintain plateau gas production from the concession.

For this part of the WDDM project, three offshore subsea hot-taps were placed to connect a new pipeline to the existing pipeline.

The initial incremental production was put through the new pipeline and the compression plant is expected to become operational later this year.

Enppi was responsible for the design and procurement of onshore facilities at the project, while Petrojet performed the construction work.

The WDDM phase 7 is managed by Burullus Gas Company, which is jointly owned by EGPC, BG Group and Petronas.