Egyptian state gas firm EGAS has hiked its estimate of gas in place at Eni’s 2015 Zohr deepwater discovery to 32 tcf from 30 tcf – suggesting a hike in likely recoverable reserves from 23 tcf to 25 tcf.

This follows analysis of the recently-completed second appraisal well, indicating a thicker gas carrying layer than the first. Drilled in February, the first appraisal well “encountered 455ms of continuous hydrocarbon column in the carbonate sequence with excellent reservoir characteristics” (MEES, 26 February). (CONTINUED - 362 WORDS)