Egypt

Production starts from two new natural gas wells in the Mediterranean

Published on : 2020-04-21


The petroleum sector succeeded in putting the two new wells "Zohr 17" and "Baltim Southwest 7" of natural gas to production in the Mediterranean region with an average production of 390 million cubic feet per day and 1,300 barrels of condensate per day. 

This came in a report received by Eng. Tariq Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources from Eng. Atef Hassan, CEO of the Belaim Petroleum Company “Petrobel”. The new well, "Zohr-17" , in Zohr Natural Gas field at the Mediterranean, was put on production after the completion of the well drilling works. In the field's southern region, completing and successfully testing it, and its production rates are gradually being reached to the maximum capacity of about 250 million cubic feet per day. Adding that digging the new well and putting it on production comes within the framework of an ambitious development plan for the field, which is located in the deep waters of the Mediterranean Sea and was drilled at a depth of 5300 meters, pointing out that with the completion of digging the new well, the number of wells that were drilled in the Zohr field reached 15 wells, 10 wells in the northern region and 5 wells in the southern region.

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