Italy-based Eni has announced that its Zohr 2X appraisal well in the Shorouk block offshore Egypt has delivered up to 44mscf/d of gas during production tests, Offshore Technology informed. At the time of performing tests, 120m of the reservoir was opened to production.

Following collection and evaluation of the comprehensive set of data it was proved that the well has a good production capacity estimated in a deliverability of up to 250mscfd in production configuration.

Eni has further plans to drill another three further wells on the Zohr field in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, wrote World Oil. Operations will be performed by Petrobel, a joint venture between Eni’s subsidiary International Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC) and the state partner Egyptian General Petroleum (EGPC).

Works on the onshore gas treatment plant construction have already started, with bids for the offshore activities launched and close to completion, according to Rigzone.

In February 2016, Eni completed the authorization process for development of Zohr natural gas field, which is estimated to hold up to 30tcf of gas. The Zohr field lies in an area of 100km² and in water depths of 1,450m.