Eni: Zohr gas production reaches 2.7 bcfd

Production at giant Zohr gas field off Egypt has increased to 2.7 bcfd after the start-up of a second pipeline connecting the field with an onshore treatment plant, Eni reports. The last production increase reported by Eni was to 2 bcfd last September.

Production at giant Zohr natural gas field offshore Egypt has increased to 2.7 bcfd after the start-up of a second pipeline connecting the field with an onshore treatment plant, Eni SPA reports.

The last production increase reported by Eni was to 2 bcfd last September.

Start-up on Aug. 18 of the 216-km, 30-in. pipeline followed completion of all eight onshore treatment production units in April and all sulfur production units in August.

Production also has begun from two wells in the field’s southern lobe.

Eni expects Zohr production to reach 3.2 bcfd by yearend.

Eni holds a 50% interest in the Shorouk Block encompassing the field and is a partner with Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. in Petrobel, which executes the project on behalf of Petroshorouk, jointly held by the contractor’s group and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Partner.

Other contractor interests are Rosneft, 30%; BP and Mubadala Petroleum, 10% each.        

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