Egypt’s Zohr gas field output likely to rise to 2bn bcf/d at year-end

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Egypt’s giant Zohr gas field is expected to double the production two billion cubic feet of gas per day (bcf/d) at the end of 2018, said Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla on Wednesday.

El-Molla’s statements came during in a visit to follow up on thee progress of work in the Mediterranean Zohr field in Port Said governorate; he was accompanied by government officials and the CEOs of Egyptian gas holding firms.

The minister revealed that Egypt is planning to add one cubic feet per day to the current output in Zohr, aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in gas production by the end of this year.

“Since it started production at the end of December 2017, the Zohr gas field’s production has tripled to reach one billion cubic feet daily,” El-Molla said.

The Zohr field, the largest natural gas discovery ever made in the Mediterranean, is located off Egypt’s northern coast within the Shorouk block, some 190 km north of Port Said.

Earlier this month, Italian multinational oil and gas firm Eni, which holds a 60 percent stake in the Shorouk block, announced the start-up of the third production unit (T-2) of the Zohr gas field project, increasing its functional capacity to 1.2 cubic feet per day.

Field production is expected to rise to 2.7 cubic feet per day at the end of 2019, transforming Egypt into a regional power hub.

Source: Ahram Online

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