Italian oil and gas firm, ENI has announced that production from the Zohr field offshore Egypt has now reached more than 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), about five months ahead of the Plan of Development (PoD).
According to ENI, “this remarkable result” has been achieved following the completion of all eight onshore treatment production units – the last one commissioned in April 2019 – and all Sulphur production units in August, the production start-up of two wells in the southern culmination of the field (in addition to the 10 wells already drilled in the northern culmination) as well as the start-up on August 18 of the second 216-km long 30-inch pipeline connecting the offshore subsea production facilities to the onshore treatment plant.
The new pipeline, in conjunction with the completion and optimization of the plant treatment capacity, paves the way to increase, by the year end, the field potential production rate up to 3.2 bcfd against the POD’s plateau rate of 2.7 bcfd.
The Zohr field, the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea, is located within the offshore Shorouk Block.
ENI holds a 50% stake in the block while Rosneft has 30%, BP 10% and Mubadala Petroleum the remaining 10%.
The project is executed by Petrobel, the Operating Company jointly held by ENI and the state corporation Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), on behalf of Petroshorouk, jointly held by Contractor (ENI and its partners) and the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas holding Company (EGAS).