Zohr gas Field is Egypt’s main contributor to gas supply and is the biggest gas field in the Mediterranean, with an estimated production of 30 trillion cubic feet.
The wells are used for drinking, agriculture, and reclamation for Bedouins in remote areas.
The new well, "Zohr-17", has been placed in Zohr natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea on production, after the completion of the drilling work for the southern region.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced the discovery of two cemeteries that contain 5 wells, two of them for burial in Tuna el Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate.
The operation of a new well comes as part of efforts to develop new finds and put them on the production map to increase local output of petroleum and natural gas.
A consortium including Italy’s Eni, Russia's Lukoil and the EGPC is set to establish a natural gas processing plant in Egypt’s Western Desert.
Egypt Kuwait Holding finished drilling wells number 4 and 5 in Taw field, noting that the preliminary results for drilling these wells are positive.
The Petroleum Ministry-affiliated General Petroleum Company (GPC) plans to drill five discovery wells and 13 development wells in 2018/19.
The company also plans to increase its daily production to 22,500 barrels of oil per day.
Over the previous fiscal year, four gas discoveries were announced in the Mediterranean and Nile Delta regions.
Petroleum Ministry, Tarek El-Molla affirmed to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi that his ministry is seriously working on the 2018 self- sufficiency plan