BP PLC has started production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt. The project, which produces gas from Giza and Fayoum fields, was developed as a deepwater, long-distance tie-back to an existing onshore plant. The Giza and Fayoum development, which includes eight wells, is producing 400 MMcfd of gas and is expected to ramp up to a maximum rate of some 700 MMcfd.