Italian oil giant Eni has completed drilling the ninth well at the Zohr natural gas field at a cost of $300 million, a source at the oil and gas sector told Al Borsa.

The well has an initial production capacity of 150 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) which will be gradually increased to reach 250 mmscf/d.

The new well will boost Zohr’s total output to 2.25 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) when fully operational.

Eni is closing the new well until the field’s sixth processing facility has been completed. The facility will have a  capacity of 400 mmscf/d, and is expected to be operational by the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year.