HOUSTON – Noble Energy says the Tamar production complex offshore Israel became fully operational during 2Q 2013, with uptime reliability of more than 99%.
Israel’s gross gas production averaged 676 MMcf/d (19 MMcm/d), with Tamar contributing 636 MMcf/d (18 MMcm/d), with a single-day production high of 784 MMcf/d (22 MMcm/d) during the period.
There are plans to expand the Ashdod onshore reception terminal, which handles Israeli gas produced offshore.
Noble estimates resources at this year’s offshoreKarish discovery in the 1.6-2 tcf (45-57 bcm) range. Total gross mean resources in the Levant basin now stand at around 38 tcf (1.1 tcm).
Offshore neighboring Cyprus, Noble started appraisal drilling this spring on the deepwaterAphrodite gas discovery and expects to complete the well this summer.