The Nooros gas field, located in one of the most prolific areas of the Nile Delta, was brought into production in record time in August 2015 – the same year it was discovered. Most of the gas comes from the Nidoco NW deposit and its surrounding areas in the Abu Madi West concession, which lies within the Great Nooros Area. In 2018, Eni’s share of production amounted to 105,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
The Great Nooros Area
In June 2016, Baltim South West was discovered, with BP and operator Eni both having a 50 per cent interest. It is located 10km north of the Nooros field, in the development lease (DL) area of Baltim South, and has enhanced the importance of the Great Nooros Area, which has overall potential of around three trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas; with two Tcf in the Nooros deposit and the remainder in Baltim South West.
Production in 2018
Production reaches 215,000 boe/d
First record production of 128,000 boe/d achieved from the field, with Eni’s
share being 67,000
Fully on stream
Production from the Nooros field reaches 65,000 boe/d after just 10 months
Discovery and start-up
October: Nidoco North West 3 well drilled
September: Nooros gas field brought into production
July: Nooros gas field discovered
Safety comes first
Workplace safety is a fundamental principle that we share with employees, contract workers and local communities. For that reason, we implement all necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risk, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety.
Nooros is a good example of our near-field exploration strategy.
Environment and community
We have never prospected for, or developed, hydrocarbons within the boundaries of natural sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In May 2019, we formally pledged our commitment to this, officially recognising the biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) policy that we are already following in our operations as part of our transformation process. We are committed to long-term investment, looking beyond short-term profit, both in operational and social terms, as set out in our new corporate mission statement inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Results achieved to date
Highlights of our success in the area:
currently producing gas in the Nooros field
32 million m³ gas/day
produced by the Nooros field between December 2016 and March
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