BG announces first gas from Simian Sienna and Rosetta Phase Two in Egypt

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19 April 2005

BG Group and its partners today announced the delivery of first gas from two offshore fields in Egypt. On 15 April 2005, BG and its partners PETRONAS and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) delivered first gas from the Simian Sienna fields to Egyptian LNG (ELNG) Train One at Idku. Also on 15 April 2005, BG and its partners Edison International and EGAS delivered first gas from Rosetta Phase Two to the Egyptian domestic market.

The BG-operated Simian Sienna fields is located in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Concession approximately 120 kilometres offshore from Alexandria in the Mediterranean Sea. The offshore facilities consist of eight sub sea wells tied in to the existing WDDM gas gathering network. In addition there is a shallow water control platform. The onshore processing facilities form part of the Idku Gas Hub where the ELNG facilities are also located.

The BG-operated Rosetta field is located 60 kilometres offshore. Under an amendment to the Rosetta Gas Sales Agreement, the daily contracted quantity of gas production from Rosetta rises to 345 million standard cubit feet per day (mmscfd) from the current 275 mmscfd after 120 days from the first gas date. The Rosetta field started production in January 2001 and supplies the domestic market. The Rosetta Phase Two development consists of an unmanned minimum facilities wellhead platform tied back to the existing Rosetta platform. Under an amendment to the Rosetta Gas Sales Agreement, the daily contracted quantity of gas production from Rosetta will rise to 345 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) from the current 275 mmscfd after 120 days from the first gas date.

Speaking today, Stuart Fysh, BG Group’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Mediterranean Basin and Africa, said, “Both projects mark significant milestones in the development of the Egyptian natural gas industry. First gas from Simian Sienna is the latest link in the chain that will connect WDDM reserves with high value export markets in Western Europe and the US. Completing this chain required the synchronisation of $1.3 billion of upstream capital expenditure and $1.9 billion of capital expenditure on the LNG facilities. Both elements have been accelerated in a world class example of project management that has created additional value for Egypt, BG and its partners.

"First gas from Rosetta Phase Two secures additional production for the growing Egyptian domestic market. I am delighted that BG and its partners were able to source much of the required design, engineering and installation skills amongst Egyptian contractors."

ELNG Train One is scheduled to produce its first LNG cargo before the end of June 2005. The entire 3.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) output of Train One has been sold to Gaz de France under a 20 year sales and purchase agreement. ELNG Train 2 is due to produce its first LNG cargo before the end of 2005. The BG-operated Sapphire field in WDDM will supply gas to Train Two. Sapphire is due to produce its first gas in Q3, 2005. The 3.6 mtpa output of Train Two has been sold to BG Gas Marketing for supply to the US initially and later to Italy.


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