The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tariq Al-Mulla revealed on Wednesday that the production capacity of Zohr field has increased to 2.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.
Al-Mulla added that the rise came ahead of the planned schedule by around four months.
He pointed out that this rise came in mid-August after the completion and implementation of the second pipeline line with a diameter of 30 inches and a length of 215 km and the introduction of service.
The line connects the wells of the southern part to the field of Zohr, bringing the number of wells currently operating to 12.
The first production from the field began in December 2017. The current production of the represents eight times the production two years ago.
On his part, Chairman of PETROBEL Atef Hassan said that the company has been entrusted with the task of developing the field and has succeeded in pushing the production of the first stage upward.
“PETROBEL completed the implementation of the fifth, sixth and seventh onshore production units during the first quarter of this year,” Hassan added.
He emphasized that completions of these projects had a significant impact on increasing the capacity of the onshore station, adding that a control platform to accommodate the second electro-hydraulic cable, with the length of 160 km, was completed last March to control the wells of the southern region.