31 Mar '13, 5pm

Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean

Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean

Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean 31 March 2013 Map showing the location of Tamar, as well as the larger Leviathan field which is entering development. Source: Noble Energy. Click to enlarge. On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Energy & Water Resources reported that commercial natural gas production had begun from the deepwater Tamar field (c. 5,500 ft, 1,676 m) in the Eastern Mediterranean, 90 km (56 miles) west of Haifa. (Earlier post .) Representing a $3.25-billion gross investment, according to operator Noble Energy (36% working interest), Tamar is entering operation 2.5 years from the sanction of the project, and four years after the discovery of the field. It uses the world’s longest subsea tieback—a 16-inch (41-cm), 93-mile (150 km) pipeline. The Tamar production platform is about 290 meters (951 ft) high and weig...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/03/tamar-20130331.html

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