Noble Energy, Inc. announced the commencement of natural gas production from the Leviathan field, the largest natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Leviathan field was discovered in 2010, and the initial development phase was sanctioned in 2017. The first phase of development consists of four production wells producing through two 18-inch, 73-mile subsea tiebacks to a processing platform offshore northern Israel.
Located approximately 80 miles offshore in 5,500 feet of water, the field is estimated to have recoverable resources of 22 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas from 35 Tcf of in-place resource. The first phase of development has a designed production capacity of 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Noble Energy holds a 39.66% working interest in the Leviathan project. Other interest owners include Delek Drilling LP with 45.34% and Ratio Oil Exploration LP with 15% interest.