Eni reports huge deepwater gas discovery offshore Egypt

Offshore staff

MILAN, Italy
Eni has what could prove to be a huge gas discovery offshore Egypt in its deepwater Zohr prospect. The company says it will immediately appraise the field with the aim of accelerating a fasttrack development of the discovery.

Eni says the well and geophysical data available indicate the field could hold 30 tcf of lean gas in place, making it one of the world’s largest natural gas finds. Eni holds a 100% of the contractor’s working interest.

The discovery well Zohr 1X NFW is located in the economic waters of Egypt’s offshore Mediterranean, in 4,757 ft (1,450 m) of water, in the Shorouk block. Zohr 1X NFW was drilled to a TD of 13,553 ft (4,131 m) and hit 2,067 ft (630 m) of hydrocarbon column in a carbonate sequence of Miocene age.

Zohr’s structure also has a deeper Cretaceous upside that will be targeted in the future with a dedicated well.

This comes on the heels of Eni’s Nooros gas discovery in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta, which was announced about a month ago.


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