Successful Production Test At Giant Zohr Gas Field

Published at 07:25PM - 10/03/16

Successful production test at giant Zohr gas field, giving operators ENI the first conclusive data to the elephant field’s potential.

The production test was the first for the field, offshore Egypt, which is currently being fast tracked to full operation by both ENI and the Egyptian government.

Production Test At Giant Zohr Gas Field

Reserves have already been estimated during early exploration and believed to be in the region of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas- around 5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

With the first flow test now complete, ENI has said that well Zohr 2X produced a flow that would deliver up to 44 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscfd).

However ENI stressed that, as with all flow tests, this flow rate was constrained by the surface facilities. The company went on to explain that by their calculations, once connected to fully configured production facilities, the well would produce up to 250 MMScfd- approximately 46,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Zohr Field Development

During 2016, ENI plans to drill a further three appraisal wells, as it continues to push the field through development.

Inline with the company’s plans to fast track to production, ENI announced that work on constructing the field’s onshore gas terminal had started, whilst it confirmed that bidding for the offshore activities were nearly complete.

Last updated on 11:57AM - 07/10/16