Egypt starts trial operations of Zohr gas analysis laboratory
The trial operation of Egypt’s largest and most modern natural gas lab has started with the aim of analyzing natural gas, water, condensates and sulfur produced by Zohr field, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said in a statement Saturday.
During an inspection visit to the lab, Minister of Petroleum Tarek el Molla said the petroleum sector is keen to apply modern techniques and optimize their use in carrying out businesses and increasing production.
The lab includes highly-precise, modern and developed equipment that enables engineers, chemists and technicians to make accurate measurements and do lab experiments for Zohr field.
Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum has announced the start of an experimental operation regarding the largest and most modern natural gas analysis laboratory in Egypt, located in the Zohr gas field to carry out analysis of everything produced there.
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla inspected the plant on Saturday and said that the oil sector is keen to maximize utilization of the new technologies to increase production and complete work.
He pointed out that Zohr’s gas analysis laboratory is the largest and most cutting-edge in Egypt, featuring high-precision equipment that allow engineers, chemists and technicians to accurately take measurements and conduct laboratory experiments that encourage further production.
It is the second of its kind within Italian company Eni’s production areas. The laboratory gives the correct measurements of the natural gas and associated liquids upon which permissible standards and ratios are calculated.
A statement from the ministry said that it is necessary to make sure that the gas conforms to the technical specifications and standards, before being pumped into the national network of natural gases.
The laboratory consists of two parts: the first analyzes gas and the second analyzes accompanying liquids, and is managed by the petroleum sector well trained in the modern techniques and operation of the laboratory.