Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and its partner Eni have announced that production has begun in the Mahani gas fields, media reports said. The announcement comes within only one year of the discovery of gas in the field. It was also the first onshore gas discovery in Sharjah in almost 37 years.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, President of SNOC told the media, “The commencement of the first gas production from Mahani, less than a year after discovery, is a tremendous achievement for Sharjah, meeting our commitment to contribute to the efforts of making reliable gas supplies widely available for the local energy needs of Sharjah and the UAE.”
Both SNOC and Eni hold a 50 percent stake each in the Mahani gas field, according to the agreement signed in 2019 following the successful First Sharjah Licence Round. The two companies are also partners in the onshore Concession Areas A and C, where exploration is actively in progress, with Eni being the Operator.
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