Egypt Increases Gas Production to 6.9 bcf per day

Egypt’s natural gas production increased by around 300 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), reaching around 6.9 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), an official source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Amwal Al Ghad.

The development of gas fields, including Zohr, as well as a number of newly operating wells, directly contributed to increasing natural gas output and meeting sectors’ demands, the source noted.

Egypt secures its projects’ natural gas needs, especially in the sectors that consume gas the most, such as the electricity; residential and industrial sectors, then it exports surplus as it works to develop its petrochemical industry to increase the value of gas.

Eni plans to connect three new wells in the Shorouk concession to Zohr natural gas field in order to increase the field’s production, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Al Shorouk Newspaper.

The company will complete drilling the field’s 15th well in April, and with new wells being drilled and production starting by the end of May, the number of the natural gas producing wells will be boosted to 11, the source noted.

Earlier in April, Eni started implementing the seventh natural gas processing plant in Zohr field with a capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) of natural gas, a source in the oil and gas sector told Al Borsa Newspaper.