The lion’s share of Egypt’s gas output comes from three projects; Eni’s 21.5tcf Zohr, Shell’s nearly depleted West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) and BP’s 5tcf West Nile Delta (WND). But with WDDM just two to three years away from the end of its lifespan and WND witnessing startling decline from its first two phases (MEES, 30 April), much of the weight will be left on Zohr’s shoulders.

And it’s not as though Zohr hasn’t suffered its own issues. Outages linked to water breakthrough have led to output fluctuations this year with no guarantee that these issues have been fully resolved (MEES, 11 June). (CONTINUED - 1493 WORDS)