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April 5, 2013 3:28 pm

Estimates Raised on Tamar Gas Field Output

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One of the groups developing Israel’s Tamar gas field has raised the gross resource estimate of the field’s natural gas reserves.

Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. says that they are raising the estimate from 9 trillion cubic feet (TCF) to 10 TCF, on the basis of development drilling and continued reservoir analysis and modeling.

Noble Energy added that all five of Tamar’s five subsea wells are now producing gas at rates totaling approximately 300 million cubic feet per day. This combined with the gas flow from the Mari-B well at Yam Tethys, is almost 500 million cubic feet per day, which will rise to an average of 700 million cubic feet per day through the rest of the year.

The Tamar field is designed to deliver natural gas rates up to 1 billion cubic feet per day, and will likely reach this maximum capacity during the peak summer demand in the third quarter this year.

Noble Energy chairman and CEO Charles Davidson said, “In just over four years from discovery, the Tamar project is fully operational and delivering significant volumes of natural gas to Israel. The project is a technological and commercial milestone for Noble Energy and our partners.”

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