The well, located within the S Andrea concession, started the gas production following completion of field development works to install production facilities required at the well site and to lay out a gas pipe line of approximately 3km.

This was required to connect the site to existing gas production facilities at the S Antonio 1 well, the other gas field in the concession area, which has been in production since 1995.

ANZ1 is expected to produce, at its peak, approximately 2.5mscm per annum in the first two years, and the field life is estimated to be seven years.

Mediterranean Oil & Gas CEO Sergio Morandi said that the operation at the S Andrea concession is part of the company’s on-going work plan to enhance gas production and reserves.

"The company is actively working to maximize gas production potential from its existing portfolio of production concessions and the utilisation of the existing production wells, gas production plants and other infrastructure," Morandi said.