HOUSTON – Noble Energy and its partners have started pre-front-end engineering and design for a potential development connecting the deepwater Aphrodite field offshore Cyprus to gas customers in Egypt.
Earlier the partners submitted a declaration of commerciality and preliminary development plan to the Cypriot government.
During 2Q, Noble’s sales from its gas fields offshore Israel averaged 217 MMcf/d (6.14 MMcm/d), similar to the corresponding quarter in 2014.
The company has completed the associated Ashdod onshore terminal compression project, designed to increase peak natural gas deliverability at the deepwater Tamar field to 1.2 bcf/d (34 MMcm/d).
It has also been working with Israel’s government to establish a regulatory framework to provide certainty needed for future investment – the government is progressing toward final approval.
Elsewhere, Noble says decommissioning has started of the MacCulloch field in the UK North Sea.
Early last month a Noble-operated well start drilling on the Cheetah prospect in shallow water offshore Cameroon. The four-way structure, the company’s first test of a Cretaceous oil prospect in Cameroon, could hold more than 100 MMboe.