The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that Zohr field’s actual production will start in November 2017, reported Amwal Al Ghad.

The ministry explained that the wells will be prepared during October as the infrastructure will be finalized and pumping and production pipelines will be constructed before installing production equipment. The ministry expects production from Zohr to reach 1bcf/d starting in November.

Operational work in Zohr’s onshore gas processing plant, located in Port Said, is 80% complete. The operations of the plant started on 2015 by Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi) and Petrojet with investments exceeding $7b. The plant will receive gas from Zohr field and refine it from sulfur and transfer it from liquid to gas.

In related news, a press release to Egypt Oil&Gas stated that Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, attended the 9th meeting of the Higher Committee for following up on the development of Zohr field project.