Italian firm Eni has ramped up crude production in the Western Desert to 70,000 b/d through its Agiba JV with Egypt’s state oil firm EGPC. Agiba contributed more than 10% of the country’s oil output which stood at 683,000 b/d in February.

Gross output from the four Western Desert development leases operated by Agiba, a joint venture grouping Eni and EGPC, hit a record 70,000 b/d last month, up more than 10,000 b/d on a year earlier. (CONTINUED - 954 WORDS)