Eni could bring Zohr online by October this year, although a December start-up remains the official estimate, according to reports in local Egyptian media this week. The $12bn project is due to come online in “record” time according to Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, speaking on the firm’s 2016 results press conference in London on 1 March.

It took Eni just three months to present Egyptian authorities with a development plan, and just six months to take a final investment decision (FID). (CONTINUED - 848 WORDS)