Oil Egypt accountACCOUNT King Tut

Egypt Set to Test Output From Giant Gas Field

Source: Bloomberg 12/10/2017, Location: Egypt

Share |
Pilot production at Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field will begin “in the coming few days,” the oil ministry said, as the country nears its goal of commercial output from the biggest gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea by the end of this year.

Gas is being pumped from the national distribution system to test pipelines in preparation for output from the offshore field, Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla said Sunday in an emailed statement. Production will start before year-end at about 350 million cubic feet per day, he said. Output will rise to some 1 billion cubic feet per day by mid-2018 and reach 2.7 billion by the end of 2019, the ministry said Dec. 1 by email.

Zohr marks a turning point that would spell an end to the tenders that suppliers from Glencore Plc to Trafigura PTE Ltd. have won in past years. Once it starts producing, the field will help end Egypt’s reliance on imported liquefied natural gas next year and may eventually enable the North African nation to export gas, El-Molla said last month in an interview.

Gas from Zohr will also help ease pressure on the economy of the most populous Arab nation, which has been plagued by a shortage of foreign currency since a 2011 uprising. Zohr, which Eni discovered in August 2015, has an estimated reserve of about 850 billion cubic meters of natural gas in place.

Egypt >>  10/9/2018 - GE Power announced it won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its join...
Egypt >>  10/8/2018 - WorleyParsons has been awarded a four years project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the new Assiut Hydrocracking Complex (AHC Project) in Eg...

Egypt >>  10/5/2018 - Egypt has signed an agreement with three banks to manage the sale of a 24 percent stake in state oil company Engineering for Petroleum and Process Ind...
Egypt >>  9/27/2018 - Noble Energy, Inc. has executed multiple agreements to support delivery of natural gas from the Leviathan and Tamar fields, offshore Israel, into Egyp...

Egypt >>  9/24/2018 - Egypt’s state oil company Engineering for Petroleum and Process Industries (ENPPI) signed a deal with the UK’s Wood Group for a technical and engineer...
Egypt >>  9/25/2014 - Egypt's state-run Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) declared that Egypt received a share of the foreign partner’s oil and gas revenues of ...

More News

Oil & Gas Projects in Egypt >>

Oil & Gas Companies in Egypt >>

Related Links

Oil Egypt E-Marketplace - Subscription Packages - Benefits

Copyright © Universal Solutions S.A.E. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. - Career Opportunities - Feedback - Contact Us