Italian energy giant Eni received 400 feddans in Port Said governorate to establish a plant for processing natural gas of Zhor field, Egyptian petroleum minister Tarek El-Molla stated Monday.
Speaking to Amwal Al Ghad, El-Molla said that Eni is continuing drilling works in petroleum wells affiliate to Zohr gas field in Mediterranean Sea.
He added that production processes at Zohr field are set to start during 2017 with initial volume of one billion cubic feet gas per day. Hence, Egypt’s production rates of natural gas will be improved within the upcoming years . Additionally, Egyptian imports of natural gas will be lowered, the minister pointed out.
The minister clarified that drillings at developmental wells of Zohr field as well as evaluation of the three drilled wells have showed more positive results about the production of Zohr.
Eni achieved great progress in wells drilling works at Zohr field besides being committed to the planned schedule to finish first phase, El-Molla noted.