20 December 2017, Sweetcrude, Cairo – Gas production has commenced at Egypt’s Eni SpA- operated Zohr natural gas field.
The development has led the North African country close to its dream of self-sufficiency in energy supply.
The giant offshore field in the Mediterranean will produce an initial 350 million cubic feet per day, the petroleum ministry said Saturday.
Discovered in 2015 by Italy’s Eni, the field contains an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Egypt has been seeking to speed up production from recently discovered fields, with an eye to halting imports by 2019 and achieving self-sufficiency.