FILE – Works on Zohr Field on the Mediterranean- Eni website FILE – Works on Zohr Field on the Mediterranean- Eni website

Zohr’s gas production to reach 1.75 bcf/day by end of August

Mon, Aug. 6, 2018
CAIRO – 6 August 2018: The daily gas production of Zohr’s field is scheduled to reach 1.75 billion cubic feet per day before the end of the current month and to hit 2 billion cubic feet in September, Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla said.

This came during the minister’s visit to Port Said on Monday to stand on the progress of work going on at the offshore Zohr field.

The minister pointed out that the national companies executing the project are currently testing the operation of two new units in the gas processing plant, and areclose to ending the maritime work to pump the new gas production from deep water wells through a 30-inch pipeline being tested before the actual operation.

He emphasized the importance of accelerating the execution of this giant project as well asthe development of other gas fields to achieve self-sufficiency of natural gas before the end of 2018 and to stop importing it.

During the tour, the minister and his companions inspected the land station to process the production of thefield in the Gemayel area in Port Said to follow up the operation of the third and fourth treatment units.

Molla commented by saying that these units will increase the capacity of the plant to 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.

He also reviewed the latest developments in the next phases of the project, which, after completion of their development, will reach apeak production rate of about 2.7 billion cubic feet per day.

He praised oil companies participating in implementing the project for doubling their efforts to meet the set schedules.

Mollaalso headed a meeting with chairmen of these companies, including Petrobel, Enppi, Petrojet and Marine Petroleum Services to follow up the progress achieved so far in all phases of the project to reach the targeted level of natural gas production.

In July, Italian Company Eni announced the activation of the fourth liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility of Zohr gas field’s gas-treatment plant, pushing Egypt’s gross production of LNG to 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas a day.

In 2015, Eni discovered Zohr gas field, the biggest gas field in the Mediterranean, with an estimated production of 30 trillion cubic feet.
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