Egypt aims to increase production of its Zohr natural gas offshore Mediterranean field to reach 700 million standards cubic feet per day (mscf/d) in May 2018, said Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, inaugurated Zohr giant natural gas field earlier in 2018, in the attendance of Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, and Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, as well other Egyptian ministers and leading figures from Eni, BP, and Rosneft, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

During the inauguration ceremony, El Molla reviewed the development of work at Zohr field since the contract signing in January 2014, and pointed out that commercial discovery with 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) reserves was announced in Augusts 2015.

Zohr project received the total support of President El Sisi, the minister said, adding that the ministry was continuously following up in coordination with its partners, which led to the completion of the project as fast as possible, according to El Molla.