Eni discovers supergiant gas field offshore Egypt

Eni has made a supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of lean gas in place covering an area of about 100 square kilometers. Zohr is reported to be the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea.

Eni plans to appraise the field with the aim of accelerating a fast-track development of the discovery that will utilize the existing offshore and onshore infrastructures.

The discovery well, Zohr 1X NFW, is located in 4,757 feet (1,450 meters) of water depth in the Shorouk Block. Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC Production BV, holds a 100% of the contractor’s working interest in the Shorouk Block and is the operator of the concession.

In a press release, Eni stated that the discovery, after its full development, is expected to satisfy Egypt’s natural gas demand for decades.

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