Eni SPA discovered gas in a second zone of its first exploration well Offshore Block 2, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Gas-bearing reservoirs in a deep zone were tested, yielding an estimated 1-1.5 tcf raw gas in place (OGJ Online, Feb. 3, 2022). This discovery follows an initial finding in a shallower zone of the same well, aggregating to total gas in place of 2.5-3.5 tcf.
Fast-track development options are currently under evaluation.
Eni is operator of the block (70%) with partner PTTEP (30%).