Scarab Saffron Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BG Group
  • Country: Egypt
  • Location: West Delta Deep Marine concession in the Nile Delta
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Original Estimated Reserves: four trillion cubic feet of very high quality gas
  • Production Volume:


  • The Scarab/Saffron field, located in the West Delta Deep Marine concession in the Nile Delta, has estimated reserves in excess of four trillion cubic feet of very high quality gas.
  • Eight wells are connected to a manifold with 24-in & 36-in pipelines to onshore terminal & Electro-hydraulic umbilical connect the trees to the onshore control room
  • The daily contract quantity will be 530 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, over a period of at least 17 years.
  • Gas is supplied to the Elng Idco Lng Terminal


  • Stolt Offshore: Pipeline installation
  • Rosetti Marino: EPC Subsea Templates & Manifolds
  • Enppi: FEED scope by INTEC supported by Enppi’s engineering specialists (pipeline, instrumentation & offshore structures)
  • Manatee: Oversight of the engineering, procurement, construction and testing of the subsea facilities
  • Nexans: Chemical Umbilical, E/H Umbilical and Infield Umbilical


  • 1998 - Three exploration and appraisal wells were successfully tested
  • 1999 - Project go ahead given following sales agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
  • 2003 - First gas produced



  1. Rosetti Marino - Scarab Saffron project
  2. Enppi Offshore Platform References
  3. Nexans Norway Umbilical References
  4. Serimax Africa Pipeline References
  5. BG International announces gas discovery offshore Egypt
  6. BG International announces largest gas field development in Egypt
  7. BG Group Delivers First Gas from Scarab Saffron fields in Egypt

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