This story was corrected on Feb. 24.
A development plan approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum for the Zohr development in the Shorouk concession offshore Egypt could lead to natural gas production by the end of 2017.
Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. (Egas) has granted Eni SPA’s development plan, pending contractual framework definition. The Zohr prospect was discovered in 2015, and Eni expects to reach about 75 million standard cu m/day of gas by 2019, the company said (OGJ Online, Sep. 7, 2015). The first appraisal well, Zohr-2, is currently in the drilling phase, Eni said.