Eni focused on starting up its Egypt gas field Zohr by end-2017
Eni's Bouri Offshore oil terminal is seen off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean sea, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2015. The Italian energy company announced it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

PARIS: Italy’s Eni is focused on starting production at its giant offshore Zohr gas field in Egypt by end-2017, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi said on Friday.

Speaking at an International Energy Agency event in Paris, Descalzi said Eni was moving fast on the project although there were some challenges.

“We have already started the civil work. It is challenging but we are focused,” Descalzi said. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes and Bate Felix; editing by Geert De Clercq)

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