Italian Eni is set to complete drilling the 14th well in Zohr natural gas field by the end of January 2019, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Al Shorouk Newspaper.

The well, which will be completed and start production by the end of this month, will increase the number of producing wells in Zohr field to ten wells.

The company will start evaluating the field’s production to estimate the number of wells to be drilled in the second phase of Zohr field’s project, the source pointed out.

Eni seeks boosting production rates to reach 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas in 2019.

Egypt’s Zohr natural gas field is expected to produce 3 bcf/d by the end of 2019, spokesman for the Ministry of Petroleum, Hamdy Abdel Aziz, previously told Al Hayah Al Youm.