Exploration & Production

East Med gas players vie to keep export options open

The several large gas fields set to come online in the region will find themselves competing for the same export capacity The several large gas fields set to come online in the region will find themselves competing for the same export capacity.
By Verity Ratcliffe 6 July 2018 0 31645
Drilling operations in the West Nile Delta. (BP plc)

The startup of production from several large gas fields in the East Mediterranean is set to reshape gas flows in the region. Zohr, which is by far the largest, will break Egypt’s need to rely on imported LNG to supplement its domestic production and will allow the country to restart LNG exports.

However, gas projects that are either in the planning stage or under development in neighbouring countries also want to make use of Egypt’s spare LNG export capacity. Neighbouring...