Eni sets new gas threshold for Zohr offshore Egypt

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SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Production from the deepwater Zohr gas field offshore Egypt has risen above 2.7 bcf/d, five months ahead of operator Eni’s original development plan.

This follows completion of all eight onshore treatment production units, the last one commissioned in April; all the sulfur production units; start-up of two wells on the field’s southern section, in addition to the 10 already drilled in the northern segment; and start-up last week of the second 216-km (134-mi) long 30-in. pipeline connecting the offshore subsea production facilities to the onshore treatment plant.

According to Eni, the new pipeline, and the optimization of the plant treatment capacity, will allow production to reach 3.2 bcf/d later this year, 0.5 bcf/d higher than the proposed plateau rate of the original plan.

Zohr, Egypt’s largest-ever gas discovery, is in the Shorouk block in the Mediterranean Sea.

Other partners are Rosneft, BP, and Mubadala Petroleum.


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