Eni hopes to finish linking Zohr natural gas field’s production in July 2019 instead of the end of 2019, Al Borsa reported.

The field will have a total capacity of 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) when the Italian company has finished linking the field to production.

The company is currently drilling wells to link the final phase of the project to production, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company told the newspaper.

The project is currently around 80% complete, the source said, adding that this demonstrates the efficiency of national oil companies.

Eni announced earlier in September that Zohr had increased production capacity to 2 billion cubic feet per day.