Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla has visited Zohr gas field to follow up on operations and ensure that production will reach 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) in 2019, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

El Molla pointed out that Zohr field’s output has tripled since the beginning of production in December 2017 to reach more than 1bcf/d of natural gas. The field is projected to add another 1bcf/d of natural gas before the end of 2018, which, along with other gas projects, will contribute to help the country achieve natural gas self-sufficiency by the end of this year.

During the visit, the minister listened to an explanation by Atef Hassan, head of Petrobel, about the work achieved since the discovery of the field in August 2015.

Hassan further reviewed the ongoing work implemented to complete the second phase of the Zohr gas field project.