Italy’s Eni sees its Egyptian Zohr field as a hub for 'stranded' East Mediterranean deepwater gas discoveries, including those across the maritime border with Cyprus.

Eni says that tying-back to Zohr is the obvious development option for deepwater East Mediterranean gas finds that would otherwise be stranded.

But rapid movement is key: once the equipment and personnel involvement in Zohr development move on, changing the scope of the project will be more difficult and...