The mechanical and electrical installation works for Zohr field’s first and second phases will soon be completed, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Head of Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) Atef Hassan announced the news during a meeting chaired by the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, adding that pre-operation tests had begun.

The meeting was held to review the time frame for completing the field’s development and the anticipated production increase.

The heads of Petrobel, Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi), the Petroleum Projects & Technical Consultations Company (Petrojet), and Petroleum Marine Services (PMS) were also in attendance.

The meeting was held during the minister’s visit to follow up on work status at Zohr natural gas field, where he highlighted the importance of of accelerating the implementation of the remaining phases of the project and putting it on production according to the specified timeframe.