Eni doubles Zohr capacity
MILAN, April 26, 2018 – The second production unit of the Zohr gas project offshore Egypt has come on stream, operator Eni announced on Thursday.
The field’s capacity has now doubled to 22.7 mcm (800 mcf) of gas per day, the press release added. Zohr started producing in December 2017.
“The production ramp-up is planned to continue, with the same exceptional performance, in order to reach [34 mcm] 1.2 bcf [of gas per day] in May 2018, [56.6 mcm] 2 bcf [of gas per day] by end 2018 and the production plateau [76.5 mcm or 2.7 bcf of gas per day] in 2019,” the company said. “The latest achievement reinforces the exceptional development path of Zohr, one of Eni’s seven record-breaking projects, which is playing a fundamental role in supporting Egypt’s wish to cease LNG imports in 2018.”
Eni holds a 60% interest in the Shorouk Block, where the field is located, though it agreed to sell 10% to Mubadala Petroleum in March. Rosneft owns 30% of the licence while BP holds a further 10%.