Eni announces that the production from Zohr field has now reached more than 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), about 5 months ahead of the Plan of Development (PoD).
The “result has been achieved following the completion of all eight onshore treatment production units,” Eni said in a statement.
The last unit was commissioned in April 2019 along with all sulphur production units in August, the production start-up of two wells in the southern culmination of the field in addition to the ten wells already drilled in the northern culmination. Eni also announced the start-up on August 18th 2019 of the second 216 km long 30” pipeline connecting the offshore subsea production facilities to the onshore treatment plant.
Eni said the new pipeline, in conjunction with the completion and optimisation 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. In the Block, Eni holds a 50 per cent stake, Rosneft 30 per cent, BP 10 per cent and Mubadala Petroleum 10 per cent of the contractor’s share.
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 company Egyptian Natural Gas holding Company (EGAS).