Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), and Eni company have announced the production start-up of Mahani field through Mahani-1 gas well in Sharjah Area B, WAM reported.

The well was completed in eight months and it is connected to the existing pipeline, ready to produce gas and liquids for processing through Sajaa gas processing plant. Mahani-1 was drilled to a total depth 14,597 feet and tested gas at flow rates of up to 50 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) with associated condensate from the Thamama Formation.

On this occasion, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, President of SNOC, commented, “The commencement of the first gas production from Mahani, less than a year after discovery, is a tremendous achievement for Sharjah, meeting our commitment to contribute to the efforts of making reliable gas supplies widely available for the local energy needs of Sharjah and the UAE,”

“Bringing on production of the first onshore discovery in Sharjah in almost four decades marks the beginning of an exciting time for SNOC and for Sharjah’s energy sector. This new production follows just two years after completion of the First Sharjah Licence Round, and we look forward to license additional areas of Sharjah in line with the Emirate’s strategic plans in the coming years,” said Hatem Al Mosa, CEO of SNOC.