HOUSTON – Gas production from Noble Energy’s fields offshore Israel exceeded 1 bcfe/d during 1Q, due to higher domestic demand.
The Leviathan development is 81% complete, with the jacket and piles, production manifold and export pipeline all in place. The next major milestone will be loading and shipping of the platform topsides, probably later in the current quarter.
Start-up remains on schedule for late 2019.
Offshore Equatorial Guinea, reservoir management, including optimized field injection, is slowing production declines at the company’s operated Aseng and Alen fields.
Noble recently sanctioned the Alen gas monetization project, which should deliver incremental sales of 200-300 MMcfe/d, including condensate, NGL, and natural gas volumes.
In addition, the company has become operator of two deepwater blocks off Colombia following a farm-in. Both hold potential for liquids and gas: the partners are looking to drill the first prospect in 2020.