Zohr

Zohr is the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea and will be able to satisfy a part of Egypt’s natural gas demand for decades to come. Eni has produced its first gas from the supergiant Zohr field in a record time for this type of field, less than two and a half years from the discovery. For this reason, it is one of seven record-breaking projects from Eni, all of which are remarkable for their rapid approval rates and times to start-up. In May 2018 Eni announces the start-up of the third production unit (T-2) of the Zohr project, increasing the installed capacity to 1.2 bcfd. Zohr is now producing 1.1 bcfd in ramp-up, equivalent to approximately 200 thousand boed, of which 75,000 boed net to Eni at current working interest. The third unit, following just one week after the second unit’s successful power-up, confirms the programme pursued by Eni, its co-venturers and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to pursue a production level of 2 bcfd by end 2018, followed by a plateau of 2.7 bcfd in 2019.

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Project Key-Facts

  • Project name Zohr
  • Country Egypt
  • Operator Yes
  • Start-up 2H17
  • Equity peak in 4 YP (kboed) 200

Gas Advocacy

Eni is focused on continuous growth based on exploration and the creation of long-term value, for a future in which everyone can have efficient and sustainable access to energy. To this end, it has embarked on an energy transition towards a low-carbon future that gives natural gas a central role alongside the growing development of renewable sources. In fact, gas advocacy, along with the promotion of renewables, can help eliminate the use of more polluting fossil fuels, such as coal, which is responsible for more than 70% of CO₂ emissions in the electricity sector. As a demonstration of this commitment, gas accounts for 51% of Eni’s consolidated reserves.

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Dual Exploration Model

The “Dual Exploration Model” strategy is based on the simple principle that, as hydrocarbon reserves increase, the benefits come from early monetization, achieved through the sale of minority stakes to other players. By intersecting the development and exploration phases, time-to-market is faster and the costs of transforming discoveries into production are reduced.
The Dual Exploration model is a winning combination of low exploration costs, reduced investment and risk and high returns, which, between 2013 and 2017 enabled Eni to earn 10.3 billion from exploration activities and to obtain recognition of the value of its exploration assets, also from the main national and international Oil & Gas companies.

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The discovery and development of the Zohr gas field in Egypt

Like all great exploration discoveries also the Zohr discovery is full of surprises, the unexpected, intuitions, mistakes, skill, enthusiasm, and ups and downs in which the human element is as crucial as the technology. It's a story worth telling from the beginning because we already know what Eni has ...

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ENI's great transformation - Fit for complexity

Eni has changed a lot during the last three years in order to face the challenges of the market and to better address the three major shocks that have affected the energy sector: the collapse of gas consumption in Europe; the decline of oil demand in Europe and refining margins ...

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The Story of Zohr - Eniday | Eni Video Channel

Like all great exploration discoveries also the Zohr discovery is full of surprises, the unexpected, intuitions, mistakes, skill in which the human element is as crucial as the technology. We've started production in less than two and a half years from the discovery: Zohr is a clear example of the way we explore and fast-track value and cash. DIscover the story of Zohr!

Zohr: the infographic

What impact will Zohr have on gas reserves, on helping Egypt to achieve energy self-sufficiency and the evolution of the country’s energy mix? Fill in the graphs and discover the actual trends to 2020 and beyond.

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Eni reaches all-time production record

1 million and 950 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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The history of Zohr

exporter. CLAUDIO DESCALZI Zohr: stages of development and the design-to-cost model Development involves using hi-tech solutions to create infrastructure while meeting time, cost and quality objectives. Thanks [...] discover the actual trends to 2020 and beyond. Go the infographic The story of Zohr Like all great exploration discoveries also the ...

11 May 2018 eni.com Section: operations

The history of Zohr

Largest gas field in the Mediterranean. The history of Zohr Largest gas field in the Mediterranean. Bold challenge, surprising result The story of Zohr dates back to 2012, when the field's 15 exploration [...] Sisi. During the meeting Claudio Descalzi confirmed that the start-up of Zohr is expected just two ...

29 May 2017 eni.com Section: operations

The exploration model and projects

production chains. Our Upstream model Eni's exploration strategy is driven by time-to-market speed and cost-effectiveness while converting discoveries into production. How to reach first oil before other companies [...] conventional exploration models. That's how we achieved seven records: West and East Hub in Angola, Nooros and Zohr in ...

8 June 2018 eni.com Section: operations

Exploration and development activities

suggest this discovery has great potential, confirming the decision to extend research in the Zohr field. Zohr is one of Eni's record projects, demonstrating the success of the integrated exploration and [...] new deposits and completed new exploratory wells. Eni's Upstream model Our goal is to focus on low- ...

11 May 2018 eni.com Section: operations

Exploration in 2016

Jangkrik project in Indonesia, the oil and gas development of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) licence in Ghana, the Kashagan restart in Kazakhstan, the accelerated start-up of the giant Zohr discovery [...] resources were discovered, at a unit cost of $0.6/boe. The exploration resources discovered over the last ...

10 August 2017 eni.com Section: enipedia

2017 results

Slurry Technology (EST) conversion proprietary technology. Projects Zohr development Achieved production start-up at the supergiant Zohr gas field in record time-to-market: in less than two years from the [...] which approximately 90% oil. Scheduled a fast-track development plan. Coral project Sanctioned by the partners the development project for the exclusive reserves ...

6 April 2017 eni.com Section: company

Eni’s activities in the energy industry

Republic of Congo (with the Nené Marine field ), in Egypt (the Zohr and Nooros projects), in Ghana ( OCTP ) and in Indonesia (the Jangkrik project ) . The skills and commitment of our people have made us best [...] industry with the discovery of 1 billion boe of equity resources, predominantly in Egypt, with ...

6 April 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Exploration activities and successful discoveries

billion boe of additional resources at a cost of 0.6 $/boe. Additions to the Company's resources backlog were 3.4 billion boe in the last three years, at a cost of 1 $/boe. Promising new prospects to be [...] successful (sale of 40% of Zohr). Eni signed two agreements ...

4 May 2017 eni.com Section: operations

Upstream

to our projects around the world. What, then, is our new exploration strategy based on? Design to cost The magic formula is to prepare development analyses during exploration and use advanced technologies [...] Hub and OCTP, converting unused assets saved on development costs and sped up timescales. Design to cost The ...

31 August 2017 eni.com Section: operations

First half 2017 Results

reaching a growth rate of over 6 per cent. These results have been achieved while maintaining an efficient cost structure, which will enable us to reduce our capital expenditure (CAPEX) by 18 per cent compared [...] Cabaça South East field began after just three years - five months ahead of schedule. The ...

2 August 2017 eni.com Section: operations

First half 2017 Results

reaching a growth rate of over 6 per cent. These results have been achieved while maintaining an efficient cost structure, which will enable us to reduce our capital expenditure (CAPEX) by 18 per cent compared [...] Cabaça South East field began after just three years - five months ahead of schedule. The ...

2 August 2017 eni.com

First half 2017 performance

reaching a growth rate of over 6 per cent. These results have been achieved while maintaining an efficient cost structure, which will enable us to reduce our capital expenditure (CAPEX) by 18 per cent compared [...] Cabaça South East field began after just three years - five months ahead of schedule. The ...

28 February 2018 eni.com Section: enipedia

Gas advocacy

resilient in a low-carbon scenario. Zohr: the biggest deposit of natural gas in the Mediterranean Located in Egyptian territorial waters in the Mediterranean sea, Zohr is the biggest offshore deposit of [...] Cape Three Points (OCTP) project is making an important contribution to energy access in Ghana. In May 2017, we ...

26 April 2018 eni.com Section: operations

Eni’s activities in Egypt

communities in the next four years, in particular in the Zohr and Port Said areas. The programs will be fully financed by Eni and its partners in the Zohr project with an overall expense of $20 million. The defined [...] build an aquaculture center nearby to the Zohr onshore plants. The ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni’s proved and undeveloped reserves

for the Coral project offshore Mozambique and the Johan Castberg project offshore Norway; (iii) reclassification of 315 million boe of proved undeveloped reserves at the Perla gas project in Venezuela to [...] previous estimates (up by 240 mmboe) mainly reported in Egypt due to the development activity of the Zohr project ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: enipedia

Eni’s operations: mission, challenges and exploratory successes

FPSO N' Goma - West Hub Project Armada Olombendo - East Hub Development Project Load out - Jangkrik Complex Project Goliat, the Giant - IV The start of the production A record breaking field - Nooros #NessunDorma [...] Hub projects; in Egypt on Zohr, the largest deposit in the Mediterranean Sea; on Nooros, offshore in the ...

10 August 2017 eni.com Section: operations

The production activities of Eni oil fields

1) for this project, which will generate an additional installed capacity of 400 million standard ft^3 per day (MMSCFD), just four months on from the start of production. This will give Zohr a capacity [...] in production and a substantial reduction in the tax rate . Eni began production on the ...

11 May 2018 eni.com Section: operations

2017: annual and fourth quarter performances

has produced excellent results in terms of both start-ups and ramp-ups: in addition to Zohr, the East Hub project in Angola, OCTP in Ghana and Jangkrik in Indonesia started production with a very short [...] major successes during the year, with the biggest achievement being the start of production at the ...

27 April 2018 eni.com Section: enipedia

A year of solid results for the Company

Area 4 in Mozambique to ExxonMobil and 50 per cent of the assets under development in the Egyptian Zohr offshore field. The latter took place under three separate arrangements: with BP (10 per cent), Russian [...] commitment to the fight against climate change has been recognised by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure ...

16 April 2018 eni.com Section: company

The six legged dog history

The Istituto Eni Donegani becomes the centre for research on non-conventional energy sources. 2007 Zohr Eni discovers the largest gas field ever found in the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian offshore. [...] Norway, Eni starts production at the first oil field in the Barents Sea. 2016 The Integrated OCTP Project will ...

12 May 2016 eni.com Section: company