Egypt is targeting increasing the production capacity of its mega gas field Zohr to reach 1.75bn standard cubic feet per day (scf/day) by August, Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla said on Thursday.
The giant Zohr gas field in offshore Egypt is the largest gas field ever discovered in the Mediterranean, with reserves estimated at 30tn cubic feet. The increase will almost double the field’s output capacity, bringing Egypt a step closer to ending its dependency on LNG imports.
El-Molla said in a statement that recent production increases have pushed Egypt’s total natural gas production to about 6bn scf/day.
In 2017, Egypt’s oil and gas sector witnessed various successes. After adding around 1.6bn scf/day of natural gas to Egypt’s production Egypt’s total natural gas production reached the 5.5bn scf/day mark in 2017.