Tamar lifts gas production to new high offshore Israel
Noble Energy says the deepwater Tamar field in the Levantine basin offshore Israel has delivered more than 1 bcf/d (28 MMcm/d) of gas during peak demand periods.
This has helped lift Israel’s production to a record 255 MMcf/d (7 MMcm/d), up 16% from 2Q 2013.
Currently a rig is drilling the Tamar SW exploration prospect offshore Israel and the well should reach total depth by the end of the year. Noble estimates Tamar SW’s potential resources in the 500-900 bcf (14-25 bcm) range.
Elsewhere in the region, Noble puts gross mean resources at itsCyprus A discovery offshore southern Cyprus at 5 tcf (141 bcm) of natural gas, following the recently completed Cyprus A-2 appraisal well. The well also encountered high-quality sands and confirmed strong deliverability.
Earlier, a 3D seismic survey over the block covered 1,500 sq mi (3,885 sq km) to better define additional exploration potential.