The Italian company Eni has started linking the extracted gas from Zohr field to the national grid in order for production to reach 1bcf/d by 2018 and to double to 2bcf/d by the end 2019, said a senior official at the company, reported Daily News Egypt.
Eni plans to develop Zohr field with the Shorouk concession in the deep Mediterranean waters, to increase rates of production to 2.7bcf/d by 2020, which is subsequently expected to decline to 1bcf after 2037.
Eni completed drilling the third well. The results of the third well are very promising and the calculation of the new reserves is underway.
It was discovered that there is gas carrier layer which is larger than those found in the first and second wells. Therefore, the gas reserves are estimated at about 30tcf.