Eni’s IEOC to raise Egypt’s Zohr gas field output to 1.2 bcf/day in May

Italian-Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC), Eni’s subsidiary, says it hopes to increase the production from Egypt’s massive offshore Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean to reach around 1.2 billion cubic feet per day within May 2018.

Discovered in 2015 by Eni, the field contains an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Egypt has been seeking to speed up production from recently discovered fields, with an eye to halting imports by 2019 and achieving self-sufficiency.