Eni is fast-tracking its recent Sharjah gas discovery to production. Barely a year after being awarded three blocks in the emirate, Eni last month announced that a gas discovery had been made at the Area B concession (SNOC 50%op, Eni 50%: MEES, 31 January). The Italian firm stated on 28 February that it is targeting production to start in the second half of 2020, reaching 22,000 boe/d in 2021 – approximately 125mn cfd. SNOC produces undisclosed volumes from three onshore fields, but as this is insufficient to meet demand, the emirate also imports piped gas from Qatar.