UAE: Large Gas Field Discovered in Sharjah

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The Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and its Italian partner ENI have announced new discovery of natural gas and condensate onshore at the Mahani field in Sharjah, UAE.

The discovery at Mahani-1 exploration well with flow rates of up to 50 million standard cu ft per day comes within the first year of the partnership and represents the first onshore discovery of gas in the Emirate since the early 1980s.Mahani-1 well was drilled at a total depth of 14,597 ft, which resulted in the discovery of gas with the associated capacitors in the formation of the Thumama. The size of the discovery will be estimated in time in light of expectations for further evaluation and development.

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According to Hatem Al Mousa, the executive director of the Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), the field is expected to produce 50 million cubic feet of gas per day once a direct line is established.

The well is expected to start production before the end of the year, according to reports.

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