Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced the interruption of its work freezing on the country’s North field as the company moves forward with a new gas project in the field’s southern sector, Offshore Magazine informed. QP expects to start the project’s activities over the next few months.

QP’s President & CEO, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, said to Offshore Magazine that the company’s “technical studies and assessment of the North field have confirmed the potential for developing a new gas project that can be targeted for export with a capacity of about 2bcf/d.” Al-Kaabi  further noted that the scheme will add about 400,000boe/d to the nation’s production.

According to Offshore Energy Today, Qatar had halted further developments in its offshore North Field since 2005.

The North Gas Field, with total recoverable gas of more than 900tscf, was discovered in 1971. According to QP, the field is considered to be the largest single non-associated gas reservoir in the world.