print logo

Drilling and Production: Eni produces first gas from Zohr field offshore Egypt

Discovered in August 2015, Zohr is claimed to be the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea.
22.12.17 | Interesting article at Drilling and Production

talian multinational oil and gas company Eni has produced its first gas from the Zohr gas field located in the Shorouk Block, offshore Egypt.

Discovered in August 2015, Zohr is claimed to be the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea.

While Eni holds 60% stake in Shorouk Block, Rosneft and BP own 30% and 10% stake respectively.

The Shourouk concession that contains the Zohr field is operated by Eni through its joint venture Petrobel.

While BP acquired a 10% stake in the concession from Eni in February 2017, Rosneft purchased a 30% stake from Eni in October 2017.

Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi said: “Today is a historic day for us. It further confirms the capability of Eni’s women and men to turn challenging opportunities into unprecedented achievements.

“The start-up of Zohr is the direct result of our unique know-how, our ability to innovate in technology and of our tenacity in pursuing even the most challenging goals, of which we are very proud.”