HOUSTON – Noble Energy’s Tamar gas field offshore Israel has completed its fifth year of operations, producing a cumulative 1.5 tcf.
First-quarter 2018 output was also a new record, with total sales volumes of 959 MMcfe/d.
Leviathan, the company’s second deepwater greenfield development project in the Israeli sector, is around 45% complete. Early last month a drilling rig started operations on the Leviathan-3 well, while a pipelay vessel is installing infield flowlines and gas-gathering pipelines that will connect to the platform.
Noble, which anticipates first gas sales from the field by end-2019, has recently executed various natural gas contracts with customers in Egypt and Israel bringing total volumes under contract for Leviathan to more than 900 MMcf/d.
Included in this amount is a new agreement with an existing customer to provide around 40 MMcf/d from Tamar starting in the current quarter, which will transfer to Leviathan following field start-up.