Italian Eni stated that Zohr field’s original gas in place is 30tcf, after completing the drilling of the fifth well offshore Egypt, reported Exploration & Development News.

Eni tested the fifth well by opening a 90m reservoir section to production. The well generated an output of more than 50mcf/d. According to the preliminary results, Eni estimates the well is to deliver up to 250mscf /d of gas in the production configuration.

The fifth well of Zohr is 12km southwest from the field’s first well, and is at 1,538m water depth in the Mediterranean Sea. It reached 4,350m and has a carbonatic reservoir and gas accumulation in the south western part of the Zohr megastructure. It contains about 180m of continuous  hydrocarbon column in the carbonate sequence, reported Offshore Engineering.

In related news, the ministry of petroleum reached an agreement with Eni to start drilling the sixth and last gas well in the Zohr field in the Mediterranean Sea in January 2017.