Fresh from announcing a major find at Nour southeast of its flagship 21.5tcf 2015 Zohr deepwater find, Eni is taking the Northeast Ha’py block smack between the two.

Eni is not resting on its laurels when it comes to Egypt. The Italian firm’s giant Zohr field is currently producing 2.3bn cfd, or 34% of the country’s overall gas output. In March the firm announced the discovery of gas at the Nour prospect offshore North Sinai, though volumes have yet to be made public (...