Middle East Economic Survey


No 34


Temsah Gasfield Blow Out Puts Egypt Gas Supply Under Pressure

The uncontrolled blow-out at the offshore Temsah gasfield in the Mediterranean has brought industry focus on the extent to which Egypt has prepared and can cope with an outage that has removed an estimated 10-15% of national gas production capacity. The accident, on 10 August, was caused by a well blow-out during infill drilling by the GSF Adriatic IV drill rig, which spread to...