Zohr Field

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Zohr Field
Zohr Field is located in Mediterranean
Zohr Field
Location of Zohr Field
Country Egypt
Region Mediterranean Sea
Offshore/onshore offshore
Coordinates 33°00′N 32°30′E / 33.00°N 32.50°E / 33.00; 32.50Coordinates: 33°00′N 32°30′E / 33.00°N 32.50°E / 33.00; 32.50
Operator Eni
Field history
Discovery 2015
Start of production 4Q 2017
Estimated gas in place 850×10^9 m3
30×10^12 cu ft

The Zohr gas field is an offshore natural gas field located in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea. The field is located in the Shorouk concession, a concession with an area of 3,765 square kilometres (1,454 sq mi) which was won by Eni in 2013.[1] The field is estimated to lie in an area of 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) and is located at a depth of 1,450 metres (4,760 ft). The field was discovered in 2015 by the Italian energy company Eni and is the largest ever natural gas find in the Mediterranean Sea, almost twice the size of the nearby Leviathan gas field.[2][disputed ] The total gas in place in the Zohr gas field is around 850 billion cubic metres (30 trillion cubic feet).[3][4][5] If true, Zohr will almost double Egypt's gas reserves.[6]

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  1. ^ "Egypt Hands Out Acreages For Gas, Oil Exploration". africaoilgasreport.com. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Israel has a gas conundrum". The Economist. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Eni discovers a supergiant gas field in the Egyptian offshore, the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea". Eni (press release). 30 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field Off Egypt". New York Times. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Eni discovers largest known gas field in Mediterranean". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  6. ^ "ENI in Egypt: Euregas!". The Economist. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.