Atoll Phase 1, Egypt

40 mboed peak annual average production, net to BP

Completed: 2 December 2017

“BP is focused on delivering growth with discipline, carefully choosing and efficiently executing high-quality projects. The longstanding partnerships we have in Egypt allowed us to fast-track Atoll’s development and deliver first gas only 33 months after discovery. This is a further demonstration of our commitment to help realise Egypt’s oil and gas potential and meet the increasing demand from its growing population.” - Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive

BP announced the Atoll discovery in March 2015. The main reservoir in the field contains an estimated 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas and 31 million barrels of condensates, and further segments are under evaluation.
The Atoll Phase 1 project is an early production scheme  involving the recompletion of an existing exploration well as a producing well, the drilling of two additional wells, the installation of the necessary subsea infrastructure, and upgrading of existing onshore facilities required to produce from the field. 
The Atoll project was delivered 33 months after discovery, with test production starting on 2 December 2017, seven months ahead of the original plan. The project will produce up to 350 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd) gas and 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) condensate, which will be processed at the West Harbour facilities and fed into Egypt's national grid.
Location Egypt
Operator Pharaonic Petroleum Company (PhPC)
Partners BP (100%)
Project type Conventional gas
Peak annual average production
~65 mboed (gross)
~45 mboed (net)
Atoll’s exploration well reached 6400 metres in depth in 2015. That’s drilling further than the height of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres).
Atoll’s wells on the seabed connect to new and existing production facilities. That subsea tieback is BP’s longest on record at 110 kilometres, almost as far as the distance between the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Suez.
The Atoll project was delivered 33 months from discovery and seven months ahead of original plan.


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