The output of Egypt’s Zohr natural gas field has reached 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), Eni has announced, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The field’s capacity is set to reach 1.2 bcf/d, after the company started-up the third production unit (T-2) only one week after the second one began operations.

Production is scheduled to reach 2 bcf/d by the end of 2018 and 2.7 bcf/d in 2019.

Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, previously said that current efforts to expand production capacity will enable output to reach around 1.2 bcf/d by the beginning of Ramadan.

If achieved, this production rate would be reached 50 days ahead of schedule, El Molla said. The minister’s statements came during a press conference held with Cypriot Energy Minister, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis. The two officials were meeting to discuss the preliminary agreement to construct a pipeline between Cyprus’s offshore gas fields and Egypt’s liquefied natural gas facilities, Egypt Oil & Gas reported.