With an upgrade to just shy of 23tcf, Israel’s Leviathan now comfortably outranks Egypt’s 21.5tcf Zohr as the Mediterranean’s largest ever gas find. But the lack of full-field development plans means all of the additions accrue to the most speculative portion of the ‘contingent’ category.

Even as the historic delivery of gas from Israel’s Leviathan field to Egypt got underway this week (MEES, 17 January), the release of updated end-2019 reserves estimates for Leviathan lays bare the continued absence of a sales outlet commensurate with the field’s updated 22.9tcf “best estimate” recoverable resource. (CONTINUED - 583 WORDS)