The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co (EGAS) has increased natural gas production by 330mcf/d by linking 4 new wells to the national grids. The wells are located in the Mediterranean, Nile Delta and Western Desert Concessions owned by Eni, BP and Shell, reported Al Borsa.

A report issued from EGAS to the Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, stated that the company successfully added Petrobel’s Nedoco North-West6, with gas production capacity 140mcf/d. In addition to adding Nedoco West2, with gas production capacity of 100mcf/d, sequentially boosting ENi’s Nooros field total gas production to 670mcf/d. The company also added Pharaonic Petroleum’s Taurt-8, with gas production capacity of 70mcf/d, and finally Badr el Din Petroleum (BAPETCO)’s STRA3-3 well, with gas production capacity of 20mcf/d, according to Al Watan News.

This news comes as El Molla declared, in late August, that Egypt is focusing on increasing the country’s strategic reserves and production in the oil and gas sector. The government is working on multiple facets to address these issues including extensive oil and gas exploration projects for both onshore and offshore fields through international tenders. The Ministry aims to diversify supply to the local market by expediting enhancements in the production of existing discoveries and connecting them to domestic distribution hubs.