Burullus Selects VetcoGray for West Delta Deep Marine Project

The Burullus Gas Company has again selected control system technology from VetcoGray to aid in the development of a new gas field in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) area offshore the Nile Delta.

VetcoGray has received a contract worth more than USD $15 million to supply subsea and topside production control systems for three wells in the Sequoia gas field. Previously, VetcoGray provided similar equipment for several other WDDM gas fields including Sinbad, Simian, Sienna and Sapphire; the Sequoia field will be seamlessly linked into these systems.

Burullus Gas Company is a joint venture formed in 1999 by BG, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Petronas to undertake exploration and development of the WDDM area, which is Egypt's first deepwater development and is producing gas for both domestic consumption and to feed the country's growing LNG industry.

"The technology to be provided by VetcoGray will enable Burullus to expand and develop a new gas field by using the expansion capacity designed into the existing control systems. The requirement for additional infrastructure is therefore greatly reduced," said Dean Arnison, Vice President Subsea Controls Systems for VetcoGray.

The production control systems for Sequoia will feature VetcoGray's proven deepwater ModPod technology. An advanced and versatile control system, ModPod has been installed in deepwater projects worldwide including the Esso Exploration Angola Ltd 'Mondo' and 'Saxi-Batique' projects. Modifications to the existing BUICS (Back Up Intervention and Control system) will also be undertaken. The project also includes integration of sophisticated flow assurance management tools.

The equipment will be manufactured at VetcoGray's Nailsea facilities in Bristol, U.K., and shipped to Egypt for installation in 2009.


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