Sunday,18 February, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1379, (1 -7 February 2018)
Sunday,18 February, 2018
Issue 1379, (1 -7 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Zohr Field InauguratIon

Zohr field
Zohr field
Al-Ahram Weekly

PRESIDENT Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on Wednesday the first phase of the Zohr Field, the largest offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean which started production on 16 December. It could prove to be a permanent remedy to Egypt’s power needs and bring it closer to the goal of self-sufficiency in the energy sector in 2018. 

The supergiant field covers an area of about 100 square km, with estimated reserves of 30 trillion cubic feet and expected initial production of 350 million cubic feet per day. This is expected to rise to about one billion cubic feet by next June and then to 2.7 billion cubic feet by the end of 2019. 

The field’s output would cover the gap between Egypt’s total gas consumption, standing at 4.9 billion cubic feet per day in 2016, and its total daily production of four billion cubic feet. 

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