Eni and BP have scored big wins in the Mediterranean deepwater with Zohr and WND. But their shallow fields off the Nile Delta continue to see rapid decline.

BP and Eni are partners at five key production blocks in the shallow waters off Egypt’s Nile Delta. Here output resumed its downward trend last year despite an increase in output from 1.0bn cfd to 1.17bn cfd at the 2017 Nooros start-up on the Abu Madi West block.

The firms’ other four regional blocks – El Temsah, Ras...