Zohr Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ENI
  • Country: Egypt
  • Location: Shorouk Block, Egypt’s Offshore Mediterranean
  • Production start: 2017
  • Partners: ENI 60%, Rosneft 30%, BP 10%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 850 BCM, (about 5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent)
  • Production Volume: 2 bcfd, equivalent to approximately 365,000 boed


  • Zohr, a super giant field, is the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea. Initial estimates were for 30 TCF of reserves
  • The field lies area of the field is 231 km2 , its in-place reserves exceed 850 bcm
  • Development of the field entailed a long subsea connection to an onshore gas processing plant. The field is controlled by a shallow water platform.
  • The field is expected to produce 2.7 bcfd per day at peak production


  • Offshore
    • Aker Solutions: Supply of 180 kilometers of steel tube umbilicals
    • OneSubsea: six horizontal subsea trees, intervention and workover control systems, landing string, tie-in, high-integrity pressure protection system, topside and subsea controls and distribution, water detection and salinity monitoring, and installation and commissioning services.
  • Gas Processing plant
    • Kinetics Technology: Engineering & Procurement) contract, supplying two modularized Sulphur Recovery Units complete with Claus, Tail Gas Treatment (TGT) and Acid Gas Enrichment (AGE) sections
  • Control Platform
    • Petrobel: Fabrication, Load out & sea-fastening


  • 2014 - ENI awarded the licence for Shorouk Block
  • 2015 - Zohr gas field discovered
  • 2016 - FID for the project
  • 2016 - Aker soultions awarded umbilicals contract
  • 2016 - BP acquired 10% of the field
  • 2017 - Rosneft acquired 30% of the field
  • 2018 - Second and third production units started


  • Early-Middle Miocene limestones


  1. Petrobel: Zohr Control Platform
  2. Eni discovers a supergiant gas field in the Egyptian offshore, the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea
  3. Eni completes the authorization process for the development of Zohr gas field
  4. Aker Solutions Wins Order for Umbilicals at Egypt's Zohr Offshore Gas Field
  5. OneSubsea Awarded Subsea Production Systems Contract for the Zohr Development, Offshore Egypt
  6. BP buys 10% interest in Egypt’s super-giant Zohr gas field
  7. Rosneft Closes the Deal to Acquire a 30% Stake in Zohr Gas Field
  8. Zohr Development Project - Egypt
  9. Eni begins producing from Zohr, the largest ever discovery of gas in the Mediterranean Sea
  10. Zohr Ramp-up: Eni starts up the third production unit
  11. Zohr Ramp-up: Eni reaches 2 bcfd production target

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