Less than two-and-a-half years since its discovery, the supergiant Egyptian gas field Zohr has started production. Located 180km (110 miles) from Port Said and 1,500m deep in the Mediterranean, Zohr is expected to have 20 wells drilled by the end of 2019. The field is one of Eni’s seven record-breaking projects and will soon be able to play its part in meeting Egypt’s demand for natural gas for the coming decades.

Selected by Petrobel/Eni, SAPESCO Industrial Services (SIS) has been awarded more than 70% of the pre-commissioning activities of the whole project. The company is an active service provider in the pre-commissioning of the Early Production Facilities (EPF) provided by Schlumberger, along with the Mechanical completion of the project with Petrojet.

This selection is a reflection of SAPESCO’s excellent performance in the oil and gas industry all over the country since 1985. The contract with Petrobel/Eni is for two years with potential activities’ extension to further periods, as a result of confidence in SAPESCO’s services.

The company’s excellence in the petroleum sector has been proved by EGPC reports and its outstanding history with its clients. This trust has supported SAPESCO to expand its activities into the power sector by participating in the pre-commissioning of all Egypt’s new power plants, including New Capital, Beni Suif, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, ATAQA, Mahmoudia, Burullus, Asuit, and Port Said power plants.

Additionally, SIS has been awarded the pre-commissioning of the development of the first phase of Atoll field, which is one of the biggest gas fields in Egypt. The field’s development has been executed and operated by Pharaonic Petroleum Co. (PhPC), BP’s joint venture with EGAS and Eni.

SAPESCO’s presence in Egypt’s major projects in the energy sector represents a successful story for the company’s team, reflecting the hard work, loyalty, consistency, and tenacity of SAPESCO’s personnel in pursuing to achieve most outstanding performance and deliver the best services to Egypt’s oil and gas industry.